Updates and Working Group Meeting Schedules


As many of you know, we kicked off the Connecticut Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management (CCSMM) on September 8, 2020. The Coalition is made up of over 75 municipalities from across the state who have joined together to explore ways to reduce the amount of waste that is generated in our state, improve reuse, recycling, organics collection, and other innovative solutions.

CCSMM is looking to the future to find preferred ways to reduce and manage the amount of waste produced in Connecticut that provide system reliability, environmental sustainable, and fiscal predictability that also align with issues of equity and environmental justice. To date we have formed and met within our four Working Groups (EPR, Recycling, Unit-Based Pricing and Organics Recycling) and learned more about Environmental Justice and Equity in waste management.

At this time, all Working Groups have completed their third round of meetings diving into those topics with presentations and discussions. In two weeks the Full Coalition will be meeting for a mid-point check in on November 16th. All of the Working Groups now have their own webpages, which include a schedule of upcoming meetings, links to register for these meetings, along with posted agendas and presentations. 

Please find below registration links for upcoming meetings and recordings from recent Working Group meetings.

Full Coalition Meetings Dates
CCSMM Mid-point Check-in: 
Monday, 11/16/2020 - 1:00pm-3:00pm  Register HERE

CCSMM Working Groups Report Out: 
Wednesday, 12/16/2020 - 1:00pm-3:00pm  Register HERE

CCSMM Finalize Report: 
Tuesday, 1/5/2020 - 1:00pm-3:00pm  Register HERE

Working Group Meetings
Next meeting: Wed. 11/19/2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Next meeting: Thurs. 11/20/2020 - 10:00am -12:00pm
Recording of EPR WG Meeting #3 available Recording HERE

Next meeting: Mon. 11/23/2020 - 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next meeting: Mon. 11/23/2020 - 9:00am-11:30am
Recording of UBP WG Meeting #3 available Recording HERE

Missed the meeting on Environmental Justice and Environmental Equity on October 28th from Mike Ewall of the Energy Justice Network?  The recording is available HERE.

Comments received in response to the Request for Comment and Solutions (Public Engagement Questions) are posted on the main CCSMM 
webpage. The opportunity to comment is open to members as well as interested stakeholders and members of the public. Anyone who wishes to submit a comment or a solution, it's not too late - you can do so via email to DEEP.RecyclingProgram@ct.gov.

Thank you to everyone who continues to participate in these important conversations. We look forward to hearing from you and all the Working Group members at the Mid-point Check-in November 16th.

Katie Dykes, DEEP Commissioner
Matt Knickerbocker, Bethel First Selectman
Laura Francis, Durham First Selectman

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