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April 29-May 1

Seattle, Washington

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Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations Conference

May 5-8

Lake George, NY

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2nd Annual US Zero Waste National Business Conference

May 8 -9

Cincinnati, OH

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PARMC Webinar: 

PET Thermoform Recovery in the US

Tues. May 21 
1:30-2:45pm ET 

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Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time: 1:30-2:45PM EST

Cost: FREE 




A movement is currently underway in the U.S. to ensure that PET plastic thermoforms are recycled along with traditional forms of PET plastic containers. Brush up on what PET thermoforms are and how they are identified, processed and marketed. Also learn about the educational efforts being implemented by trade organizations and others.



Mike Schedler, Technical Director, National Association of PET Container Resources 

Technical Complexity - Moderate 


This series is a partnership between NRC and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (PARMC) in delivering innovative programming to those who are seeking integrated opportunities for materials management.
2nd Annual US Zero Waste National Business Conference


Learn practical and impactful approaches to "Creating Value Through Zero Waste," at the 2nd Annual U.S. Zero Waste National Business Conference, May 8th and 9th, in Cincinnati, OH.


The conference is hosted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, and includes an exciting agenda with presentations by industry leaders such as:

  • Scott Burns, Procter & Gamble
  • Chris Bradlee, BASF
  • Robert Bottom, Honda Motor Company
  • Tom Wright, Sustainability Consultant for Whole Foods Market

Conference attendees will gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to create healthier, more productive and more efficient businesses. The Conference also will provide educational resources and tools for businesses to use immediately to get started, or complete, their efforts to pursue Zero Waste.


To view the program and register, please visit www.uszwbc.org.

Join us in Louisville, KY 
NRC Annual Members Meeting

NRC will hold its Annual Members Meeting in conjunction with the Resource Recycling Conference on Monday, August 26. 
The 2013 Resource Recycling Conference, will be held August 27-28, 2013 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown  in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Resource Recycling Conference focuses on the latest issues, trends and analysis for collection program managers, MRF operators and downstream processors, equipment manufacturers, representatives of state, regional and national recycling organizations, and buyers, sellers and processors of a wide range of recyclable material, including paper, aluminum, plastic, glass, steel, C&D material, organic waste and much more.
Product Stewardship Institute Webinar Series  
April 25 - June 20

Explore critical issues facing the product stewardship movement and stay in-the-know right from the comfort of your office.     


Engage in dynamic and informative sustainability discussions with expert speakers and a diverse range of attendees, including federal, state, and local governments, industries, NGOs, and others.


This year's webinar topics include:

  • How Legislated Product Stewardship Programs Strengthen the Economy
  • Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Program
  • Product Stewardship: Transition from Voluntary to Regulatory | Case Studies from Two Industry Leaders
  • Maximizing EcoDesign through Voluntary Guidelines
  • Comparing the Lifecycle Impacts of Solid Waste Management Strategies 
  • Setting and Sharing Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Key Aspect of Product Stewardship