Reuse: A Triple-Bottom Line Solution
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm EST – 2:30 pm EST

A Free Webinar from the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

Join the NERC on February 17, 2016 1:30 PM EST for the third webinar in NERC’s reuse webinar series!

Learn about the positive impact reuse can have on your state, community, organization, or business Triple Bottom Line!

Who Should Attend

Materials management professionals, nonprofit organizers, state/community/tribal leaders and activists, business owners, and others wanting to advance reuse in their communities.


States, communities, organizations, and companies are realizing that incorporating sustainability strategies into their programs and operations brings positive benefits to people, the planet, and economies (“profits”)—the “triple bottom line”. Reuse can foster both environmental and economic sustainability. Reuse conserves resources by extending product life cycles, and it presents the world with exciting entrepreneurial business models that benefit the social good. Reuse: a Triple-Bottom Line Solution will present insights into the many benefits of reuse and ways to measure these benefits.

Presenters and Topics

Meeting the Triple Bottom Line – the Community ReUse Center Model
Diane Cohen, Executive Director, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Fix-it Clinics—Bringing Communities Together
Nancy Lo, Waste Reduction and Recycling unit, Hennepin County
(MN) Environment and Energy Department

ReUse on Campus
Stacey White, Sustainability Coordinator
University Operations, University of Minnesota

Reuse – Metrics, and Impacts
Colleen Hetzel, Solid Waste Principal Planner
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Register for this informative webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Food Industry Pollution Prevention and Lean Manufacturing
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm EST – 12:45 pm EST

PennTAP will review the common pollution prevention measures available within the food processing industry. PennTAP uses a mix of traditional pollution prevention tools and lean manufacturing techniques to maximize savings. The areas of focus will include food waste, packaging waste, solid waste, water, and energy.

penntap-50years-pngPennTAP is available to complete site-specific pollution prevention assessments throughout Pennsylvania. The assessments are covered by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and are provided at no cost to Pennsylvania businesses and organizations.

Register online for this informative event.


Innovative Collaborations in the Hospitality Sector to Increase Food Recovery
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm EST – 2:30 pm EST

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar

A study conducted for the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (PDF) Exit(25 pp, 2.10 Mb, About PDF page) found that households account for 47% of wasted food, followed by restaurants at 37%, institutions at 11%; manufacturers 3% and retailers are responsible for 2%. Today we are joined by three speakers that work in the hospitality and/or restaurant space who will share their insights on successful collaborations and approaches promoting sustainable food management, food recovery for donation, and the unique partnerships they have built in their communities. In today’s webinar you will hear from a variety of points of view including a National Restaurant Association, a Denver based catering company, an NGO providing business technical assistance, and an S Corporation with the mission to feed the hungry.
To find out more about this informative webinar and to register, visit the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management event page.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

The Carolina Recycling Association is proud to offer the 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference.  The two-day conference will address a variety of zero waste to landfill programs, issues, and challenges facing manufacturers and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and beyond.

The Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference will also include a pre-conference workshop – Zero Waste to Landfill 101.  During the workshop, business and industrial participants will learn the basics of launching and running a Zero Waste to Landfill program at their facilities.  In an interactive and training-paced environment, pier presenters will cover topics of getting started, green teams, dumpster dives, tracking progress, and cost-effective approaches.  Technical assistance presenters will share a number of valuable tools, resources, and examples to empower attendees to successfully develop their own ZWTL initiatives.

Visit the 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference website for more information.