Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

CalRecycle Packaging Reform Workshop

  • Date: Sept. 19, 1-4:30pm Pacific
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Description: Part of CalRecycle's Packaging Reform policy model development process, this workshop will build upon the March 22, 2017 Packaging Reform Workshop. CalRecycle will evaluate which mandatory policy models and instruments might be best suited to increasing collection and recovery of specific packaging types. In order to provide stakeholders with early opportunity to provide feedback and help make this workshop discussion more robust, CalRecycle is soliciting stakeholder input on potential screening criteria and data sources that will be used to evaluate each criterion for the purpose of evaluating and identifying packaging types. CalRecycle will consider revising these criteria based on feedback received by August 4 via packaging@calrecycle.ca.gov. Feedback received will help CalRecycle finalize workshop documents that will be posted prior to the workshop date.
  • Registration: www.calrecycle.ca.gov
Plastics Summit
  • Date: Sept. 25, 9am-4pm
  • Location: Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila, WA
  • Description: This Zero Waste Washington hosted Plastics Summit will present scientific, technical and up-to-date information about current issues, challenges and opportunities regarding plastic pollution in the environment, plastic recycling, reducing the use of single-use plastics and packaging, and alternatives to plastics in the Pacific NW, bringing together scientific researchers, agency staff, industry reps, K-12 teachers, students, elected officials, and interested public in a cross-sector dialogue. Three organizing themes of current concern and interest: Toxic chemicals in plastics, Microplastics, and Packaging.
  • Registration: plasticssummit.brownpapertickets.com
Conference on Canadian Stewardship: EPR and the Circular Economy
  • Date: Sept. 27-29
  • Location: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, Canada
  • Description: The stewardship landscape in Canada has changed substantially; about 200 stewardship programs now operate in Canada. Keep abreast of these developments and see a revealing glimpse of future initiatives at the 2017 Conference on Canadian Stewardship: EPR and the Circular Economy.
  • Register: www.canadianstewardship.com
Outreach and Education Strategies to Improve Battery, Thermostat, and Phone Book Stewardship
  • Date: Oct. 12, 11am-12pm Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: From print media (such as flyers and brochures) to web-based media (such as social platforms, video, and infographics), outreach and education has proven effective at increasing battery and thermostat collection and reducing the number of phone books delivered to doorsteps. In this free webinar, industry and government speakers will share proven ways to reach and educate residents, tips for using social media, and strategies to have your programs promoted by local newspapers – from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI).
  • Register: www.productstewardship.us
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
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