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[GreenYes] Fwd: Top EC Official to Keynote Take It Back! 2002

>Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:11:04 -0600 (CST)
>Subject: Top EC Official to Keynote Take It Back! 2002
>This is the Recycling Policy NewsBriefs Email Bulletin for Raymond 
>Communications, Inc. College Park MD, publishers of State Recycling Laws 
>Update and Recycling Laws International. All material copyright 2001, 
>Raymond Communications; permission to forward with credit.
>November 12, 2001
>Top EC Official to Keynote Take It Back! 2002
>"Winning Through Global Stewardship" will be the theme of the next "Take 
>It Back!" conference, to be held March 6-7, 2002 in Las Vegas.
>The conference, organized by Raymond Communications, Inc. 
>( and co-sponsored by AT&T Wireless 
>( , will be co-located with the National Packaging 
>and Manufacturing Trade Show (Formerly Private Label Expo/Contract 
>Packaging Expo) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
>The keynote speakers will include David Grant Lawrence, director of 
>sustainable development and policy at the European Commission,supervising 
>all waste issues.  In addition, Toshihiko Fujii, director of the Japan 
>Business Council Europe will address Japan's new waste legislation, and 
>efforts to lobby on the electronics directives in Europe.
>Take it Back! has become the premiere event for global "producer 
>responsibility" issues, helping companies cope with a patchwork of 
>"takeback" laws in 30 countries. For example, two electronics directives 
>now moving in the European Parliament will require manufacturers to 
>guarantee recycling of products ranging from computers to toasters to 
>medical equipment in 15 countries.  In addition, a sister directive will 
>require a multi-billion-dollar re-design of electronic circuit boards and 
>The 2002 conference will have the ususal slate of top international 
>speakers, covering Europe, Asia and Latin America.  The speakers will 
>cover domestic and international packaging and electronics recycling 
>issues, as well as some case histories from major companies. The Day 2 
>plenary debate will look at the controversial plastics collection dilemma, 
>including deposits. Another session will feature new technical solutions 
>to recycling problems.
>Attendees to Take it Back! 2002 will have free admittance to all Expo 
>events, including the show floor, the party, and the Private Label 
>University events.
>Sponsorships and a few speaking slots to Take it Back! are still 
>open.  Sponsors receive exposure in both TIB and Expo promotions, and two 
>booths. The expo generally draws several thousand packaging and contract 
>manufacturing decision-makers. Take it Back! attracts environmental 
>decision-makers from top manufacturers, and government recycling managers.
>Raymond Communications publishes State Recycling Laws Update and Recycling 
>Laws International.
>For information on Take it Back! call publisher Michele Raymond at 
>301-345-4237. NP&M Trade show information:  Shane O'Sheeran 800-859-9247.

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485

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