Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

International Stewardship Forum (Global Product Stewardship Council)

Bottle Bills: benefits and challenges
  • Date: July 17, 10:30am-12pm Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: This NERC (NE Recycling Council) webinar will explore popular discussion points for bottle bills. Susan Collins of the Container Recycling Institute will present what’s happening with bottle bills globally, nationally, and within the Northeast states. Chris Nelson of the Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection will detail Connecticut's existing and proposed Bottle Bill and how it will work with their proposed packaging EPR. And Sarah Reeves of the Chittenden Solid Waste District in Vermont will discuss the impact of bottle bills on a MRF revenues.
  • Registration: register.gotowebinar.com
Battery Recycling
  • Date: July 24, 1-2pm Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: Batteries help power the world we live in, but improper disposal can cause fires. Batteries are now a leading cause of fires in the materials management industry and a serious threat to their ability to secure insurance coverage, the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) is hosting this webinar to share viable solutions including producer responsibility. Cost is $125; FREE for NSAC partners.
  • Registration: www.nsaction.us/webinars
California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) annual conference
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
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: British Columbia, Canada
  • Registration: cwma.ca
Conference on Canadian Stewardship