Webinar: Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgJoin us to learn about water use profiles of typical commercial facilities and areas where water is often wasted. Find out about free WaterSense tools and resources available to help facility managers and building owners identify potential water savings including water-efficient products and practices to save water during the operation and maintenance, renovation, and construction of commercial buildings. Come away with tips and project ideas to proactively managing water use and maximizing building performance with water, energy, and cost savings.

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Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017: Global CCUS Innovation Nexus @ Hilton Americas-Houston
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

The Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017: Global CCUS Innovation Nexus will be held July 17-20 in Houston, Texas.

The 2017 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2017) will focus on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth. CMTC 2017 provides a platform to present information on carbon management solutions for continued energy and economic growth. The conference will present insights and lessons learned on the requirements for CCUS deployment and the technologies proposed for a modern energy infrastructure that maintains fuel diversity for sustainable growth, while addressing climate change.

Conference topics include Carbon Capture (Transformational and 2nd Generation); Storage/EOR; Monitoring and Characterization Protocols and Technologies; Carbon Utilization; Demonstration/Pilot Scale Projects; Industry and Energy Sector CCUS Projects; Environmental Investigations; Economic Analysis and Modeling; Laboratory Investigations; Risk Assessment; Sustainability Options to Climate Change; Energy-Water Nexus; Business/Financial Approaches; Policy/Legislation/Permitting Approaches; and Country/Regional Climate Change.

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Webinar: Technology solutions to waste tracking
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgJoin us in learning about organizations employing new technology solutions to cut their waste hauling costs and measure improvements to their waste management activities. Solutions include placing bins on scales to automate data collection, and placing sensors in bins to collect waste analytics.

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2017 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum @ Omni Parker House Hotel
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day

The 2017 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum will be held July 25-26 in Boston, Massachusetts.

This year’s Forum will highlight current product stewardship trends in the U.S., focusing on packaging, pharmaceuticals, paint, electronics, HHW, and other priority products. Each session will be highly participatory, designed for multi-stakeholder discussion of cutting-edge topics. Worldwide leaders will assess the successes and challenges of extended producer responsibility programs and provide the context needed to help advance the product stewardship movement in the U.S.

Conference information and registration are available online.


2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinars: Residential Bulky Rigid Plastics
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles: Resources to Encourage MRFs and Municipalities to Expand Collection

Since 2009 the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has conducted a survey to evaluate each state’s largest municipality’s residential plastics collection programs, and the growing trend continues to be: Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles. APR’s Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles Toolkits were developed to provide resources to support state and local solid waste management and recycling officials to enhance their collection programs, increase the amount of material collected by those programs, and add value to the bottom line.

Presentation Details:
The webinars below will provide an overview of each of the toolkit’s resources which include: Success Stories, Market Information, Education, Flowcharts and Videos, Remanufacturing / Applications, and FAQs. They will also provide additional information to support expanding collection.

Residential Bulky Rigid Plastics
Tuesday, August 1st @ 1:00 pm EST
Presenters: Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner, Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation and Stephanie Baker, Director of Market Development at KW Plastics Recycling

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Visit the Web Seminar page of the APR website for complete session descriptions and additional information.

StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo @ Meydenbauer Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 31 all-day

The StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 27-31 in Bellevue, Washington.

StormCon is a stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade show. Meet leading stormwater experts on BMPs, low-impact development, program management, construction-site runoff, green infrastructure, monitoring and research.

Emerging technology, products and services will be on display in the exhibit hall. Get hands on experience at more than 185 stormwater exhibits.

Why attend?

  • Discover the most comprehensive stormwater educational curriculum available anywhere.
  • Learn about the latest best management practices.
  • Enhance your stormwater credentials and earn CEUs.
  • Meet and network with colleagues, solutions providers and surface water quality experts.

Conference information and registration are available online.


The Resource Recycling Conference @ Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

Where the Industry Evolves

The Resource Recycling Conference, in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and in alliance with Waste360, the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota chapter of SWANA, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its seventh year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference’s lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.

Registration is now open. Registration includes entrance into info-packed conference sessions and the exhibit hall as well as two continental breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks and an evening reception. Registration does not include lodging.

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Midwest Food Recovery Summit @ Dew Moines Marriott Downtown
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

The Midwest Food Recovery Summit’s purpose is to provide you with the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it’s meant to be – as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.

Food waste is a problem. Of all the food grown, processed and transported in the United States, we’re throwing away 40% of it. Over 33,000,000 tons of food end up in the landfill each year in our country and only 3% of food waste is recovered or recycled. It uses 10% of the total U.S. energy budget, 50% of our land and 80% of all consumed freshwater. And we throw all that away while 1 in 8 people are food insecure.

Speakers will showcase what’s working and what still needs work. Join us for inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities and workshops throughout the entire summit.

You can expect to hear from, meet and see: Biodigestors; composting facilities; haulers; food rescue organizations; equipment manufacturers; regulatory entities; federal, state and local governments; retail food stores; food establishments; and more.

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Webinar: WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWater use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

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2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource @ The Wigwam Arizona
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

The 2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Explore innovative approaches for designing and delivering energy efficiency programs. At this utility-focused event, held every other year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy since 2001, how utilities can best integrate energy efficiency into planning and operations will be addressed. Industry leaders will convene to discuss the latest developments in using energy efficiency to meet new challenges as well as existing customer and utility needs.

The energy landscape is quickly shifting, and efficiency is emerging as a least-cost way to address mounting concerns about system reliability, volatile fuel prices, power plant construction costs and environmental compliance. Moreover, energy efficiency in homes, businesses and industries saves money, creates jobs and improves the environment.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.