Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2019

The Truth About Plastics symposium
  • Date: April 27, 2019
  • Location: Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
  • Description: This all-day event hosted by the Mt. Baker Group of the Sierra Club and Zero Waste Washington will explore the life cycle of plastics; the harmful impacts along the way; and how we all, especially industry and government, can reduce or eliminate those impacts. Speakers include Dr. Mark Peyron (WWU), Alex Ramel (, Heather Trim (Director, Zero Waste Washington), and more!
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Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) annual conference
  • Date: April 28 - May 1, 2019
  • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Spokane, WA
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SWANA Pacific Northwest Symposium 2019
Designing Sharps Stewardship for the Circular Economy
  • Date: May 7, 8-9:30am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: Sharps stewardship solutions pioneered in Europe show how take-back programs can be designed for the circular economy by reducing container waste. This webinar from PSI will explore the regulations, challenges, and benefits associated with the reduction, reuse, and recycling of sharps containers in France and other European countries. Experts will describe the status of multiple approaches and how each advances a closed-loop economy. Part of PSI's sharps webinar series.
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Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) Annual Zero Waste Conference
Sustainable Oregon 2019
California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) annual conference
North American Hazardous Material Management Association (NAHMMA) NW Chapter conference
  • Date: Fall 2019
  • Location: TBD
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Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) annual conference:
  • Date: Oct. 23-25, 2019
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
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