We’re all aware of the challenges when it comes to recycling plastic bags and plastic film (i.e. dry cleaning bags, bread bags, plastic film packaging around paper goods, drink bottles, and other plastic films) through curbside collection. Now there’s a growing national movement to boost plastic film recycling by helping communities better educate the public on the appropriate ways to recycle this material, and it’s having an impact. It’s called the Wrap Recycling Acton Program, or WRAP.
Through this free EPA Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy webinar you’ll learn from experts and your peers about how WRAP can help you meet your sustainability goals by improving residential recycling of plastic film packaging, with an emphasis on harmonizing approaches and outreach materials.
Join the US EPA for a free webinar to discuss "Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures 2013" on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 12:00-1:30 PM CDT. This will be a thorough discussion of the recently released Characterization Report (formerly MSW Characterization Report), and participants will hear about the newly expanded and improved measurement efforts by the US EPA to facilitate the move toward more sustainable materials management (SMM). In addition to the national solid waste, recycling, generation, and disposal numbers, the new report now includes data on construction and demolition (C&D) generation and more information on source reduction and economic analysis. You may register for this webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/360359804142107394.
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) will be hosting the fourth and final webinar in their series on product stewardship solutions in rural areas. This webinar will assist solid waste collectors in planning for the management of carpet and mattresses — two bulky, difficult-to-handle items.
Featuring a diverse panel of speakers, this webinar will walk attendees through best practices for setting up the infrastructure for carpet and mattress stewardship programs. It will present information about the amount of collection space required, transportation requirements, appropriate processing centers, and materials recovery. And, it will discuss opportunities for all states to increase recycling opportunities and build capacity for carpet and mattress stewardship legislation.
For more information or to register for this free webinar, go to https://www.productstewardship.us/event/carpet-mattress-rural-areas.
The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is hosting a free introductory webinar on February 26, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM CST. The SEC is a free program open to local, regional, tribal, and state governments, including public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. The Challenge provides access to free technical assistance, tools, resources, and recognition while documenting the success of participating organizations. Program participants receive annual sustainability reports that detail their reductions in energy use, greenhouse gases, and waste. Click here to sign up for this free webinar.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's enHance Program will be holding a webinar that starts at 1:00 PM CST, Thursday, February 12, 2015 on Energy Savings Opportunities for Mississippi Industries. This one-hour webinar will introduce attendees to free services available to them to help reduce energy usages and costs. Speakers from the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program of the U.S. Department of Energy will provide an overview of software tools, on-site services, and programs that are available at no charge to assess and implement energy saving opportunities. Speakers from the Mississippi Development Authority's Energy Division will discuss financing opportunities and provide an overview of new energy efficiency programs offered by utilities in Mississippi. Those interested should register for this webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3637937994188704513
The National Recycling Coalition is offering a free webinar featuring experts in the recycled paper and plastics industries who will provide an update focusing on the domestic and global recovered paper and plastics markets and emerging processing technologies. Registration for this free webinar is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/116458666.