Events: upcoming conferences and webinars

  • U.S. Paint EPR - challenges and opportunities: May 25 webinar from PSI
  • SF Goodwill Textile Repair pilot: May 31 webinar from California Product Stewardship Council
  • Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) annual conference: May 21-24, 2023 in Yakima
  • US Product Stewardship Forum: Sept. 11-14, 2023 in Portland, OR

Recent webinars:

On Oct. 6-7, 2022, the NWPSC visited facilities that are part of EPR programs in British Columbia and met with elected officials and staff from Metro Vancouver and some of their cities. We saw how mixed plastics were sorted and processed at Merlin Plastics – a vital part of Recycle BC's Packaging and Paper Products EPR program. Their recycling rate is over 80%. Recycle BC ensures that residential recycling services are provided to 99% of households across British Columbia and covers all costs for running the recycling system in the province: collection, sorting, processing, and marketing of recycled materials.