Webinars

WEBINAR: Should Munis Get Back in the MRF Game?

The increased cost for recycling services has some municipalities wondering if they should operate their own MRF. The webinar will feature different MRF operating models, examples of municipalities considering operating their own MRF, and questions for informing the decision-making process before taking on this pivotal role in materials management. The webinar presenters include: Mitch Kessler, President of Kessler Consulting; Sarah Reeves, Executive Director of Chittenden Solid Waste District; and Rick Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Solid Waste Authority.

WEBINAR: Driving Recycling Markets - Introduction to the Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

Taking action to support the recycling industry is essential - especially these days.  A new national program, the NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion Program, provides a simple strategy for closing the loop by buying products with post-consumer plastic recycled content. Presenters will be: Ali Briggs-Ungerer, Association of Plastic Recyclers and Lynn Rubinstein, Program Manager of the Government Recycling Demand Champion

WEBINAR: Container Deposit Laws - Taking their Effectiveness to the Next Level through Global Best Practices

Container deposit laws received renewed attention during the COVID-19 pandemic as many states suspended, or suspended enforcement, of their so-called bottle bill laws. At the same time, there are several initiatives examining how to expand the impact and of bottle bill laws and looking for best practices. This unique webinar, co-sponsored by NERC and NEWMOA, will examine this research and proposals. Presenters will be Mike Noel, TOMRA; Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute; and Sarah Edwards, Eunomia.

WEBINAR: Driving Recycling Markets - Introduction to the Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

Taking action to support the recycling industry is essential - especially these days.  A new national program, the NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion Program, provides a simple strategy for closing the loop by buying products with post-consumer plastic recycled content. Presenters will be: Ali Briggs-Ungerer, Association of Plastic Recyclers and Lynn Rubinstein, Program Manager of the Government Recycling Demand Champion

WEBINAR: National Zero Waste Virtual Conference

The National Recycling Coalition is organizing the all-virtual National Zero Waste Conference on December 1-3, 2020. This conference will be a great 3-day educational and networking event. Day 1 focuses on Zero Waste Businesses, day 2 focuses on Zero Waste Communities, and day 3 is the National Recycling Congress. You won't want to miss the latest Zero Waste information and this networking event.    

WEBINAR: Implementing Zero Waste on Campuses and in Businesses

Adopting a formal Zero Waste goal and action plan is a watershed moment for a large organization’s waste reduction program. They mark the point where a university, corporate, or other type of large institution sets a course moving beyond a simple waste management program toward a sustainable materials management system rooted in the circular economy. Of course, goals and a plan are just the starting point. The next challenge is to implement them.

WEBINAR: Voluntary Initiatives Driving the Use of Minimum Recycled Content in Products & Packaging

Increasingly, brands are making commitments to increased use of recycled content in products and packaging. This free NERC/NEWMOA webinar will explore those commitments, available recycled plastic to meet those goals, and strategies for success. Speakers will be: Steve Alexander, President, Association of Plastics Recyclers; Sarah Dearman, VP of Circular Ventures, the Recycling Partnership; and Pete DePasquale, Vice President, Government & Regulatory, Nestle Waters North America.

AOR WEBINAR: The Future of Waste – Where Do We Go From Here?

What if recycling isn’t enough? In the industry, we strive for more recycling but we also know that more must be done. What changes do we need to make as an industry to meet carbon emission goals and sustainable materials management? Join us to hear from professionals on sustainable consumption and clean materials that provide a plan on where we go from here.

This webinar is part of AOR's virtual conference, Sustainable Oregon 2020. You can purchase individual webinars, a three-pack bundle, or save even more by registering for the entire series!

AOR WEBINAR: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Research!

Behavior change is recycling’s holy grail. Learn how programs in Washington and Oregon are turning great research into real behavior change.

Presenters from Oregon DEQ, Washington Department of Ecology, and Metro will share research insights and discuss the messages and strategies they have developed to support behavior change and reach new audiences with an emphasis on reaching communities of color.

AOR WEBINAR: Modernizing Oregon’s Recycling System – Report from DEQ and the Recycling Steering Committee

The Recycling Steering Committee (RSC) is perhaps the most important thing happening in Oregon recycling policy today. It’s also been a long road with many twists and turns. Tune in to this session to get the latest on what’s going on with the RSC from the sources you trust at DEQ.

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