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Subject:    PSI Calls on Product Stewardship and Packaging
Date Sent:    January 13, 2011
From:    EPR@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:    CalRecycle Extended Producer Responsibility

Passing along information on upcoming calls on packaging by the Product Stewardship Institute. Apologies for cross-postings.

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Announcing: 4 calls on Product Stewardship and Packaging for January and February
These calls are free for California state employees!

Ready to Register? Sign up here: http://www.productstewardship.us/cde.cfm?event=330564

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

Thursday, January 20, 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST
- Derek Stephenson, StewardEdge
- Joachim Quoden, PRO Europe
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. Comprehensive producer responsibility laws are in place in Europe and in several western European countries these programs have led to a decoupling of economic growth and packaging waste. Canada has also adopted EPR as a tool to address this growing problem. This call will focus first on reviewing the lessons that can be learned from their experience, with an eye to how these lessons could be incorporated into an American system.

Thinking through Stakeholder Roles in EPR Systems for Packaging

Tuesday, February 1, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
- Scott Cassel (PSI, Moderator)
- Victor Bell (EPI, Presenter)
Overview: Applying extended producer responsibility to packaging in the U.S. would mean a shift in the roles and responsibilities of many companies as well as state and local environmental agencies companies. What might packaging EPR mean for you? Victor Bell of EPI will provide an overview of the roles different stakeholders play in packaging EPR systems. Through his presentation and a discussion facilitated by Scott Cassel (PSI), call participants will get a better understanding of how their counterparts operate under packaging EPR programs in other countries, and share ideas about what would work best here at home.


DISCUSSION (Priority Issues for Packaging Stewardship - topics TBD)

Wednesday, February 9, 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST / 9:30 - 11:00 AM PST

Overview: Packaging EPR is an emerging topic today, with a national dialogue convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underway and the potential for state legislative activity in the upcoming session. PSI will develop the topics for Calls #3 and #4 in December, emphasizing both timely updates and opportunities multi-stakeholder discussion. Stay tuned!


DISCUSSION (Priority Issues for Packaging Stewardship - topics TBD)

Tuesday, February 15, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Overview: Packaging EPR is an emerging topic today, with a national dialogue convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underway and the potential for state legislative activity in the upcoming session. PSI will develop the topics for Calls #3 and #4 in December, emphasizing both timely updates and opportunities multi-stakeholder discussion. Stay tuned!


Register here for Product Stewardship and Packaging Calls

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