Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

U.S. product stewardship forum

  • Date: July 25-26, 2017
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Description: The 2017 annual forum from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) will highlight current product stewardship trends in the U.S., focusing on packaging, pharmaceuticals, paint, electronics, HHW, mattresses, and other priority products. In Product Stewardship Institute style, each session will be highly participatory, designed for multi-stakeholder discussion of cutting-edge topics. Worldwide leaders will assess the successes and challenges of extended producer responsibility programs and provide the context needed to help us advance the product stewardship movement in the U.S.
  • Registration: www.bit.ly/2017-Forum
Engaging Students in Zero Waste
  • Date: July 26, 9-10am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: This free webinar from the U.S. Green Building Council's Zero Waste College & University Technical Committee, in partnership with the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, will feature presentations from leaders in Zero Waste and higher education, including extended producer responsibility (EPR).
  • Registration: www.eventbrite.com
CalRecycle Mattress Recycling baseline and goals workshop
  • Date: Aug. 15, 1-4pm Pacific
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Description: The California Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act requires CalRecycle to establish, in consultation with the mattress recycling stewardship organization (Mattress Recycling Council), the state mattress recycling baseline amount and the state mattress recycling goals. The purpose of this workshop is to gather public comments and input on a draft staff proposal for the development of the state mattress recycling baseline amount and state mattress recycling goals. Agenda and supporting documents for this workshop will be posted on the CalRecycle website.
  • Registration: www.calrecycle.ca.gov
California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) annual conference
  • Date: Aug. 20-23, 2017
  • Location: Paradise Point, San Diego, CA
  • Register: crra.com/conference
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
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