Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

All charged up: battery recycling (WSRA)

  • Date: March 30, 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • Description: Come look at everything about battery recycling: how they are recycled, what happens to components, stewardship programs, battery recycling in Vermont, Canada and Europe, legislation, economics of recycling, and the toxicity of various chemistries at this Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) event brought to you by the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA). Includes multiple speakers, discussion on the future of alkaline battery recycling in Washington and a virtual tour of Battery Solutions' recycling facilities.
  • Registration: wsra.net
Powering up the safe collection of mercury products
  • Date: April 19, 10-11:30am Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: Fluorescent lamps and older household thermostats contain mercury — a toxic heavy metal that can pollute our waterways and cause serious human health problems when it enters the environment. Recycling these products is an easy way to prevent the health and environmental impacts of this dangerous metal. On this free webinar from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), expert speakers will explore the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from safe mercury product management initiatives nationwide, particularly in rural areas.
  • Registration: www.productstewardship.us/event/
Product Stewardship in Action: The Business Case for Lifecycle Thinking
  • Date: April 27, 11:30am-12:30pm Pacific
  • Location: webinar
  • Description: This webinar from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) features Dr. Helen Lewis, whose new book, Product Stewardship in Action: The Business Case for Lifecycle Thinking, examines the range of benefits that businesses can achieve through product stewardship programs, particularly if they are developed strategically and in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. Dr. Lewis will provide the business case for product stewardship worldwide, and other speakers include experts from Product Care Association, Call2Recycle and the Global Product Stewardship Council. Webinar registration includes a copy of Dr.Lewis's new book.
  • Registration: www.productstewardship.us/event/
Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) annual conference
  • Date: May 7-10, 2017
  • Location: Red Lion Hotel, Pasco, WA
  • Registration: wsra.net
Sustainable Oregon 2017
Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) Annual Zero Waste Conference
  • Date: June 21-23, 2017
  • Location: Westin Resort, Whistler, BC
  • Registration: rcbcconference.ca
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
California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) annual conference
  • Date: Aug. 20-23, 2017
  • Location: Paradise Point, San Diego, CA
  • Register: crra.com/conference