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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2007
Release No. M-31-07
MAYOR NAMES SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced he has established the City Solid Waste Advisory Committee, made up of 20 individuals, to advise him on refuse- and recycling-related matters.
Ex officio members will be Dr. Eric Takamura, director of the City Environmental Services Department; a member of the Honolulu City Council, and a representative of the state Department of Health. State law also requires that the committee also review the City’s integrated solid waste master plan.
“I’ve appointed a stellar group of individuals who represent environmental organizations, business, labor, the military and our youth,” said Hannemann. “We appreciate the willingness of these individuals to get involved and help us address crucial issues involving our opala and recycling as we move toward a sustainable future for Oahu based on 21st Century Ahupua‘a concepts.”
The members of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, who will be convening their first meeting in early April, are:
· Christopher Ballesteros,
· Paul Burns, vice president of Waste Management of Hawaii, which manages the City’s Waimanalo Gulch Landfill.
· Aime‘e Frisbee,
· Amanda Harrison,
· Linda Henriques, secretary-treasurer, Rolloffs
· Lori Hoo, director of community relations, Hawaiian Electric Co.
· Dan Ikei, vice president, SD Systems Hawaii.
· Mike Irish, CEO of Halms Enterprises and
· Tate Kaneshige,
· Col. Howard Killian, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii.
· Beau Mohr, Hawaii Restaurant Association president and co-owner of the
· Dayton Nakanelua, state director, UPW
· Harold Nakabayashi, vice president, Honolulu Disposal.
· Laura Robertson, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
· Brian Schatz, CEO, Helping Hands Hawaii and a former state legislator.
· Karen Shinmoto, business manager, Island Recycling
· Rodney Smith, business manager, Covanta Energy, which operates the City’s H-POWER waste-to-energy plant.
· Terry Telfer, president, Reynolds Recycling
· Kevin Vacarello, Sustain
|Monday, April 02, 2007|