Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) NW chapter conference

  • Date: Oct. 15-18
  • Location: McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
  • Description: Our program this year will include some of the traditional 3-speaker panels, but will also introduce a new interactive format designed to facilitate discussion of problems and solutions in our industry. Topic areas will include: collection operations, education/behavior change, business outreach and assistance, product stewardship, and chemical policy.
  • Register: www.nahmma.org
Sustainable Packaging Coalition: SPC Advance
  • Date: Oct. 17-18
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Description: SPC Advance is the event for sustainability professionals across the packaging value chain to come together to collaborate, learn, engage, and ask questions about the issues that matter most for moving sustainability forward. The event is designed to inspire action and drive solutions by connecting sustainability professionals with diverse perspectives in an open, collaborative environment. Our goal is for attendees to leave with a shared sense of what’s possible, with actionable insights, tools, and best practices for integrating sustainability into core business practices. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is recognized as the leading voice on packaging sustainability with a membership that encompasses the entire packaging life cycle.
  • Register: www.spcadvance.com

China's Green Sword: Impacts to State and Local Governments

  • Date: Oct. 26, 10-11:30am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: In a July 18, 2017 filing with the World Trade Organization (WTO), China's Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that the country will prohibit the importation of some grades of recovered paper and plastic by the end of 2017. The WTO filing highlights China's efforts to clamp down on the quality of recovered material imports into the country. What is the impact of this filing, since China is a primary destination for materials from U.S. material recovery facilities (MRFs)? Join this webinar where we will discuss the impact of this "Green Sword" to State and Local Governments, with industry experts from the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA), the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and CalRecycle – multiple dates to choose from: Oct. 26 and Dec. 8, 2017; Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, and April 26, 2018.
  • Register: gotowebinar.com
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
  • Date: Oct. 28, 10am-2pm
  • Location: local police stations nationwide
  • Description: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
  • More info: takebackday.dea.gov
2017 New York Textiles summit
  • Date: Oct. 31, 7:30am-4pm
  • Location: NY, NY
  • Description: The New York Product Stewardship Council, the Re-Clothe NY Coalition, and the Product Stewardship Institute will host a broad group of stakeholders, including manufacturers, retailers, recycling/reuse organizations, the fashion industry, state/local government, researchers, nonprofits, and consumers at this interactive event to draw professionals from across the supply chain who are interested in connecting with others to drive innovation and overcome challenges in textiles production and recovery.
  • Register: www.productstewardship.us