WEBINAR: The Disaster Debris Recovery Tool: Materials Management for Debris Planning and Emergency Response

U.S. EPA Region 5's Disaster Debris Recovery Tool (DDRT) promotes the proper recovery, recycling, and disposal of disaster debris for emergency planners and responders at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. The scope of the tool can also reach beyond disasters to include green site remediation and materials management technical assistance.

Webinar: Planning for Natural Disaster Debris on Tribal Lands

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time:  2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

During this webinar, Rebecca Geyer and Melissa Kaps representing U.S. EPA will introduce disaster debris management and planning and share the latest tools and updated guidance documents. Shannon Judd and David Smith of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will share their experience in managing disaster debris from a serious flood event.

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FREE WEBINAR: Advanced Paint Stewardship

Free Webinar from the Product Stewardship Institute.

For those looking for a deep dive into the paint stewardship landscape, this interactive webinar will cover best practices, current challenges, creative solutions, and what’s on the horizon for paint stewardship programs. We will address the eco fee funding mechanism, state audits, program funding balances, collection facility contracting, how consumer convenience is maintained over time, and the destination of collected paint.



Hear results on effective outreach / engagement approaches that can be applied in your community.  The webinar will cover surveys and sampling basics; focus groups, approaches for effective stakeholder engagement; and ways to make your residential outreach more effective (including social marketing).  The webinar includes multiple case studies, helpful examples, and best practices for communities, non-profits, haulers, and others.


Dana D’Souza, Senior Consultant, Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA)

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Regional Cooperation to Harmonize Recycling Programs - Tools and Tips

You have probably heard someone say "recycling is confusing." Why are materials accepted in one community, but not in another, even when those communities are right next to each other? Are the materials being processed at the same Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)?  What materials do belong in the curbside recycling program? 

Global Best Practices: Packaging EPR’s Role in Advancing the Circular Economy

Imagine a world where packaging is minimal, and what remains is reused and recycled, with few environmental impacts. Strong extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs can help us get there. Under advanced EPR systems, businesses have incentive to incorporate eco design, waste prevention, reuse, and recycling into their operations, returning valuable resources to the circular economy.