Legislative Work Session: Integrating Producer Responsibility Into Existing Systems

The Washington House Environment Committee held a Sept. 19, 2012, work session to hear from experts on product stewardship and the current solid waste system. The work session, Integrating Producer Responsibility Programs into Existing Solid Waste Handling Systems, included six speakers. View TVW video from the 80-minute session, the agenda (PDF), and presentations from four of the speakers:

  • Laurie Davies (PDF), Waste 2 Resources Program Manager, Department of Ecology
  • David Stitzhal (PDF), Coordinator, Northwest Product Stewardship Council
  • Carl Smith (PDF), Chief Executive Officer, Call2Recycle
  • Vicki Christophersen, Lobbyist, Washington Refuse & Recycling Association
  • Susan Robinson (PDF), Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
  • Matt Zybas, Solid Waste Director, Snohomish County Solid Waste Division

Read the NWPSC letter to the Washington House Environment Committee that outlines our reasons for supporting product stewardship policies as a sustainable solution to increase recycling and proper disposal of hazardous materials in ways that can complement our existing collection system.