New to You: A Webinar on the Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits of Reuse

This webinar explores how consumers can get the most useful life out of existing products, and how some products can be repurposed to keep them out of the waste stream even longer. In addition to an overview on reuse, specific topics will include building material reuse, creative reuse, and online reuse marketplaces. The expert panel of speakers also explain ways municipal officials, community leaders, and educators can promote reuse in their communities.

With presentations by:
Dave Bennink, ReUse Consulting
MaryEllen Etienne, Reuse Alliance
Liz Fried, University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center
Ann May Woodward, The Scrap Exchange
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Leading the Charge: A Webinar on Local Government’s Role in the Product Stewardship Movement

This webinar covers how municipal governments are propelling policy changes to ensure sustainable management of end-of-life products such as batteries, carpeting, and products containing mercury and other harmful substances. Presenters provide sample resolutions that can be adapted for your community, discuss case studies of communities that have already enacted policies, and talk about how local movements lead to policy change at the state and national level.

With presentations by:
Katherine Bourbeau, New York State Product Stewardship Council
Heidi Sanborn, California Product Stewardship Council
Jennifer Holliday, Vermont Product Stewardship Council
Dawn Timm, Niagara County Environmental Coordinator
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Due to technical issues with recording the webinar, this webinar will not be available to stream. We apologize for the Inconvenience this causes.

E-Waste as RE-Source: A Webinar on Electronic Waste Reuse, Recycling and Policy

This webinar explores how consumers and municipalities alike can get the highest and best use possible out of electronic waste. As technology continues to advance, countless numbers of computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronics need to be diverted from the waste stream. Panelists discuss e-waste recycling resources for consumers, educators, municipal officials, and those in the solid waste management industry; best practices for establishing an e-waste reuse program; and Extended Producer Responsibilitiy e-waste laws, such as New York State’s new law, from the manufacturer’s perspective.

With presentations by:
Resa Dimino, WeRecycle!
Diane Cohen, Finger Lakes Reuse
Eric Harris, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
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Due to technical issues with recording the webinar, this webinar will not be available to stream. We apologize for the Inconvenience this causes.

Composting is Easy – Why Don’t People Get It?

In this webinar, learn about managing organic materials at home and in your local community. Presentations provide resources for solid waste management educators and other interested community members on common composting challenges and how to address them, and how to increase composting at home and at school through innovative training programs and compost bin sales.

With presentations by:
Gary Feinland, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Jean Bonhotal, Cornell Waste Management Institute
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To download the webinar, click here. (Approx. 15 minute download time)