Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

Household Hazardous Waste Reuse

  • Date: Sept. 5, 9-10am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: As sponsors of SB 726 in California, a bill that would allow for the reuse of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) that is currently not allowed statewide due to restrictions by some local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA), the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) will gather industry experts to share how HHW reuse can be expanded and better tracked while removing barriers to implementation. Cost is $125; FREE for NSAC partners.
  • Registration: www.nsaction.us/webinars
The US Regulatory Approaches for Packaging
  • Date: Sept. 11, 10:30am-12pm Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: This NERC (NE Recycling Council) webinar will provide insight into the different approaches states are taking to address packaging. Cole Rosengren of Waste Dive will overview the different strategies states have proposed to deal with packaging and how industry groups have responded. Heidi Sanborn of the National Stewardship Action Council will present California’s proposed strategies and the steps they have incorporated into their proposed approach. And Sarah Lakeman of the Natural Resources Council of Maine will present the specifics of Maine’s proposed strategies.
  • Registration: register.gotowebinar.com
Roadmap to Pesticide Stewardship: Best Practices and Solutions
  • Date: Sept. 20, 10-11:30am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: When stockpiled or improperly disposed, household, agricultural, and other pesticides threaten our health and environment with accidental poisonings, fires, and leaks or spills. Although many states and local communities devote substantial resources to safely manage unwanted pesticides, significant problems persist, including a lack of sustainable funding and convenient collection, as well as low consumer awareness. In this webinar from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), learn the best practices for end-of-life pesticide management and take away practical strategies to develop or improve your state’s program. Government and industry speakers from the U.S. and Canada will explore the current landscape of pesticide stewardship, including successes, challenges, and potential solutions.
  • Registration: www.productstewardship.us/events
Pharmaceuticals and Sharps
  • Date: Oct. 24, 9-10am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: Pharmaceuticals and sharps are a significant public health and safety risk when improperly disposed of, which is why California passed SB 212 to require the producers of these products to fund and operate a take-back program statewide. Learn from the experts who passed this legislation on how any state or county can achieve EPR for meds and sharps. Hosted by the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC), cost is $125; FREE for NSAC partners.
  • Registration: www.nsaction.us/webinars
Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) annual conference
  • Date: Oct. 23-25, 2019
  • Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Registration: cwma.ca
Conference on Canadian Stewardship