California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Plastic Container Cooperative Recycling Initiative

Workshop: February 28, 2006

1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
CalEPA headquarters building, Conference Room 2110
A toll-free telephone number, (866) 827-6649, pass code 3696358#, is available to listen via one-way conference call.

Workshop Purpose: To build upon the January 25th workshop, Board staff proposes to lead working groups that will evaluate barriers to the increased recovery and recycling of plastic containers, and make recommendations to the Board regarding key problems areas that the Board should focus its collaborative efforts on in order to implement programs and projects that will increase the collection and recycling of rigid packaging and other plastic materials. Staff will review the results from the January 25th workshop, and provide updates on ongoing projects. This meeting, however, will focus on reviewing the issues identified by stakeholders at the January 25th workshop, and on beginning the process of organizing and directing the working groups to enable them to establish and achieve desired outcomes.


1:00-1:10 Welcome, Housekeeping, & Introductions:  Mike Leaon

Activities Updates: Mike Leaon

  1. Dept. of Conservation Grant Solicitation
  2. RPPC Certification

Review Project Objectives: Mike Leaon/Jerry Berumen

  1. Increase collection of containers (CRV and non-CRV)
  2. Market Development (increase demand for postconsumer material)
    a. Facilitate RPPC compliance
    b. Plastic lumber
    c. Export
  3. Education (increase awareness of recycling opportunities)

Review January 25 Workshop Results: Mike Leaon/Jerry Berumen

  1. Review "fishbone". Summarize issues identified by stakeholders.

Review and Discuss Proposed Working Groups: Mike Leaon/Jerry Berumen

  1. Discuss proposed working groups.
    a. Collection and processing
    b. Market development
    c. Education
  2. Discuss desired outcomes.
    a. Make recommendations to Board regarding increasing container recovery.
    b. Prioritized matrices for collection and market development.
    c. Lay groundwork for developing implementation plans.
    d. Identify top 2-3 issues for each working group to address.
2:45—3:00 Break

Next Steps: Mike Leaon

  1. Working groups will begin to meet individually.
  2. Board staff will develop meeting schedule.
  3. Working groups will develop separate work plans to address priority issues.
3:15—3:30 Open Discussion
3:30 Adjourn. Next meeting is March 28

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