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Subject:    PSI Networking Call Series
Date Sent:    October 7, 2010
From:    EPR@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:    CalRecycle Extended Producer Responsibility

Announcing PSI's 10th Networking Conference Call Series -- October 13 - December 15:
www.productstewardship.us/networkingcalls

Ready to register? http://www.productstewardship.us/cde.cfm?event=325153

**Product Stewardship and the Drive Towards Zero Waste
Wednesday, October 13th 3:00 -4:30 PM EST / 12:00 - 1:30 PM PST

This call will explore how product stewardship and other policy tools can achieve high diversion rates and move us toward a zero waste goal. Eric Lombardi, (Eco-Cycle, Inc.) will focus on how product stewardship is a necessary strategy to achieve zero waste. We will hear from 4 leaders implementing zero waste policies in their communities including: Richard Conlin (City Council, Seattle, WA) Bob Gedert, (SWS, Austin, TX), Greg Cooper, (MA DEP) and Resa Dimino, (NYS DEC). Suellen Mele, (Zero Waste Washington) will discuss the paradigm shift required to move toward a zero waste economy.

**Equal Exchange and Entrepreneurship:
Lessons for Product Stewardship
Thursday, October 28th 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Rodney North - worker-owner, board vice president, and resident "Answer Man" - of Equal Exchange, will speak on the experiences of creating and sustaining a globally thriving, socially responsible business and the lessons for product stewardship in the face of political challenges and economic competition.
www.productstewardship.us/networkingcalls


**Green Chemistry 101:
Safer Chemicals Mean Safer Products
Tuesday, November 9th 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Green chemistry is the building block for creating safer, non-toxic products over their entire lifecycle and is, therefore, integral to achieving product stewardship goals. Presenters Amy Cannon (Beyond Benign), Ginger Jordan-Hillier (ME DEP), Jim Quinn (Metro, OR), and Ann Blake (Environmental & Public Health Consulting) will explore the connection between product stewardship and green chemistry.


**How to Choose a Reputable Recycler:
Update on the R2 and e-Stewards Certification Programs
Thursday, November 18th 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Under regulated electronics recycling has contributed to the perpetuation of global toxic waste streams, imposing a threat to public health and safety. Presenters Sarah Westervelt (Basel Action Network) and John Lingelbach (R2 practices) will discuss the importance of electronic recycler certification and the two available certification programs: Responsible Recycling (?R2?) and E-stewards.
www.productstewardship.us/networkingcalls

**Procurement:
What role can it play in driving greater product stewardship?
Wednesday, December 8th 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Government procurement policies can support environmentally preferable products and may also encourage cradle-to-cradle product stewardship. Marcia Deegler will share how MA agencies are successfully implementing environmental procurement policies and Mark Petruzzi will discuss how his company, Green Seal has developed environmental standards and certification process. Manufacturers will describe how procurement standards are influencing their product design decisions and the business decisions.

**EPR for Packaging:
What can we learn from successes of European Directive and Canada?
Wednesday, December 15th 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST
Overview: Nearly one-third of all municipal solid waste in the U.S. is packaging waste and it is on the forefront of the sustainability agenda for both the public and private sector. We will hear from Joachim Quoden, from PRO Europe and Derek Stephenson, StewardEdge Inc., about the lesson we can learn from the successful EPR programs in place in Europe and Canada.

Topics in this series include:

Product Stewardship and the Drive Towards Zero Waste

Equal Exchange and Entrepreneurship: Lessons for Product Stewardship

Green Chemistry 101: Safer Chemicals Mean Safer Products

How to Choose a Reputable Recycler: Update on the R2 and e-Stewards Certification Programs

Procurement: What role can it play in driving greater product stewardship?

EPR for Packaging: What can we learn from successes of European Directive and Canada?

Register Here! http://www.productstewardship.us/cde.cfm?event=325153

Please note that all calls will be recorded.
All call participants will have free access to the call recordings.

Interested in a conference call but unable to participate?
Click here to purchase call recordings and call materials. http://www.productstewardship.us/displayemailforms.cfm?emailformnbr=148085
Access to this information will be provided after the call has been conducted.

Questions? Contact Lisa Gould, PSI Executive Assistant, at 617-236-4866 or lisa@productstewardship.us.

___________________________
Lisa Gould
Executive Assistant
Product Stewardship Institute, Inc.
29 Stanhope Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 236-4866
Fax: (617) 236-4766
lisa@ProductStewardship.us
www.productstewardship.us

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