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Upcoming Webinars from Product Stewardship Institute

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Our partner Product Stewardship Institute is holding two additional webinars in the next month: Advanced Paint Stewardship, and Examples of Change: Packaging EPR in Europe and Canada


Free Webinar | Advanced Paint Stewardship 2016

In the last seven years, eight states and the District of Columbia have successfully passed paint stewardship legislation, creating an industry-run program for managing the reuse, recycling, and safe disposal of leftover paint. The American Coatings Association, PaintCare, PSI, and other stakeholders are working tirelessly to pass similar legislation in states across the country while implementing the programs currently in place.

For those looking for a deep dive into the paint stewardship landscape, this free, interactive webinar will provide an update on program roll-out, legislative developments, and significant challenges and solutions. Expert speakers will discuss key aspects of passing paint stewardship legislation, including how to overcome opposition and why local governments play a pivotal role in laying the groundwork for passing new laws. On the implementation side, speakers from PaintCare and PSI will detail how the program affects retailers, household hazardous waste programs, and contractors; how data, evaluation, and reporting are harmonized across state programs; and key strategies for running a successful program.

Tueday, May 24, 2016
2:00pm EST – 3:30pm EST

Register here.

Webinar | Examples of Change: Packaging EPR in Europe and Canada

When it comes to recycling and recovery of consumer packaging, not all programs are equal. Belgium and British Columbia (B.C.) boast 80% recycling and recovery rates, respectively. In contrast, according to the U.S. EPA, the U.S. recycling rate for these materials hovers around 50%. In many European countries and Canadian provinces, extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging have been successful at saving governments money, increasing efficiency, and improving recycling rates. In this session, our expert speakers will explore how the Belgian and B.C. EPR programs work, and lend insights on the following questions and more:

  • What specific policies led to program success? What obstacles do these programs still face?
  • How did Belgium and B.C. transition their original programs from being locally controlled to centrally coordinated?
  • What lessons learned can U.S. stakeholders glean from these programs?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:00 – 1:30pm EST

Register here.

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