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PSI's 15th Webinar Series
Spring 2013

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  1. How Legislated Product Stewardship Programs Strengthen the Economy
  2. Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Program
  3. Product Stewardship: Transition from Voluntary to Regulatory---Case Studies from Two Industry Leaders
  4. Maximizing Eco-Design Through EPR and Voluntary Guidelines
  5. Comparing the Lifecycle Impacts of Solid Waste Management Strategies
  6. Setting and Sharing Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Key Aspect of Product Stewardship

How Legislated Product Stewardship Programs Strengthen the Economy

Thursday, April 25
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific

 

Product stewardship programs—particularly those backed by legislation—have a unique ability to create market opportunities while saving taxpayer dollars. They do this by providing new material streams for the manufacture of recycled-content products, by spurring innovation in R+D, and by creating corollary jobs across the products’ lifecycles. Through a review of three case studies pertaining to mattresses, electronics, and paint, this webinar will highlight the experiences and successes of actual recycling businesses and municipalities that benefit from the passage of product stewardship laws. Attendees will explore best practices for recyclers; the role that businesses play in helping to promote product stewardship policies; and the potential for product stewardship policies to spawn other economic development solutions.

Speakers:

  • Pascal Cohen | Chief Executive Officer, Recyc-Mattresses
  • Peter Bennison | Vice President, Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery
  • Jim Quinn | Hazardous Waste Program Manager, Oregon Metro

Moderated by:

  • Scott Cassel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

 

Webinar Registration is now closed.

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Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Thursday, May 2
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific

 

Two years after the launch of the nation’s first-ever statewide, government-mandated paint stewardship program in Oregon, industry, government, retail, consumers, and environmental groups alike have learned a great deal about what makes for successful EPR legislation and implementation. This webinar will explore critical "lessons learned" from the Oregon Paint Stewardship Program, including key findings from PSI’s recently published program evaluation report. These lessons will be critical for government agencies, businesses, and waste industry professionals to prepare for the implementation of similar producer responsibility laws and programs in other states, such as California (whose paint program rolled out in October 2012), Connecticut (whose paint program is expected to launch in July 2013), and Rhode Island (whose paint program will roll out sometime this year). Join PSI, along with representatives from the American Coatings Association, PaintCare®, and Oregon Metro regional government, as we present the findings of this unique case study.

Speakers:

  • Alison Keane | Vice President, American Coatings Association
  • Karen Shapiro | Senior Associate of Policy & Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
  • Jim Quinn | Hazardous Waste Program Manager, Oregon Metro

Moderated by:

  • Scott Cassel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

 

Webinar Registration is now closed.

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Sponsored by the American Coatings Association

 

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Product Stewardship: Transition from Voluntary to Regulatory | Case Studies from Two Industry Leaders

Monday, May 13
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific

Many industries have recognized the need to implement comprehensive product stewardship solutions to manage their products at end-of-life. However, industries often differ in the approaches they take to achieve this end. In this webinar, PSI brings together leaders from two industries—paint and batteries—to share their experiences with both voluntary and legislative product stewardship programs. These industry leaders will discuss the benefits and challenges of each approach, and explain why, ultimately, they decided to pursue a legislative route rather than a voluntary one.

 

Speakers:
  • Robert Wendoll | Director of Environmental Affairs, Dunn-Edwards Corporation
  • Marc Boolish | Technology Manager, Energizer | Chair, Corporation for Battery Recycling
 
 
Moderated by:
  • Scott Cassel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

 

 

Webinar Registration is now closed.

Webinar Recording will be made available soon.

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 Comparing the Lifecycle Impacts of Solid Waste Management Strategies

Wednesday, June 5
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific 

For close to two decades, the Research Triangle Institute (RIT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collaborated to develop a solution for measuring, analyzing, and comparing the lifecycle-based impacts of solid waste management methods, including product stewardship. Now available online, that solution—known as the Municipal Solid Waste Decision Support Tool—enables local, state, and national government agencies, as well as some private organizations and commercial institutions, to customize the measurement, analysis, and comparison of the environmental impacts that they deem most important to them (e.g., cost, emissions, energy reduction). In this webinar, hear from EPA and RIT insiders about the need for this Decision Support Tool and how it can help users make product stewardship decisions and achieve their impact reduction goals.
 
 
Speakers:
  • Keith Weitz | Environmental Scientist, Research Triangle Institute
  • Susan Thorneloe | Senior Chemical Engineer, U.S. EPA
 
With an introduction by:
  • John Waffenschmidt | VP Business Development, Covanta Energy
 
Moderated by:
  • Scott Cassel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

 

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This webinar is FREE and open to the public!

Sponsored by Covanta Energy

 

 

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Setting and Sharing Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility: A Key Aspect of Product Stewardship

Thursday, June 20
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific 

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, is a term that is often used to describe a company’s voluntary efforts to minimize its negative impacts on people and the planet. Last November’s devastating garment factory fire in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of 112 workers who were sewing clothing for retailers including Wal-Mart, served as a tragic reminder that CSR is not universally practiced, and that standards for “social responsibility” can vary significantly. The tragedy also shed light on the challenge of achieving total supply chain transparency; Wal-Mart claims it had no idea that its garments were being manufactured at the facility where the fire occurred. How can we define standards for “social responsibility” that all companies must meet? How should the responsibility for products’ lifecycle-based social impacts be shared among suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and to what extent can these stakeholders be held responsible? Can CSR be truly successful if it’s only voluntary? Join PSI and some of the world’s leading experts on CSR as we explore the answers to these and other critical questions.
 
 
 
Speakers:
  • Dan Viederman, Chief Executive Officer, Verité
  • Catherine Sheehy | Program Manager, UL Environment
  • Michele Whyle | Global Head of Sustainability, 3M
 
 
Moderated by:
  • Scott Cassel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

 

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$90 for PSI Partners (a 25% discount)

$120 for PSI Affiliate Members and Non-Members/Partners

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