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Re: [GreenYes] Grassroot recycling activities at NRC Congress
One additional late add at the NRC  conference is a panel on Wednesday, Jan 16 at 10:15 - 11:45 on Product Stewardship Initiatives for Electronics.  I will be one of the panelists.

Ted Smith


At 03:35 PM 1/9/2002 -0800, you wrote:
The following is a summary of events at the National Recycling Congress next week that will be of interest to grassroots recyclers.  Please check with NRC staff at the Registration Desk, or in the Congress program for room numbers and locations.

Don't forget to check out the booth in the exhibit area of CRRA's Global Recycling Council (GRC) and the GrassRoots Recycling Network.  It will feature local government resolutions on zero waste, electronics take back, beverage container waste, and Dow's herbicide that is threatening the compost industry.

See you in Seattle!

Gary Liss
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Sunday - 12-4 GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) Organizing Meeting.  For GRRN leaders to strategize on where GRRN is, where it's going, and what's GRRN doing at NRC.  This isn't on the Congress Program - please send reply to me or Rick Anthony (ricanthony@aol.com) for location.

Monday - 4-5:30 pm  GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) Open Forum - Annual update on GRRN activities.

Tuesday - 9-10:30 am - "The Movement to Zero Waste" session organized by Eric Lombardi and Gary Liss.  Eric will highlight "What Is A ZW
Community?", including a discussion of ZW Policy Innovations, Mandatory
wet/dry separation, Mandatory ICI diversion planning, EPR funding support
for new collections, Contracting Innovations, Market Development, Community Service Voids Assessments, Land Use Planning and Siting issues, Govt Purchasing Practices,  ZW Advocacy, Waste Prevention, Consumer Purchasing, Community Organizing, ZW Communications, ¨ Economics of the ZW option, ZW Collections, and ZW
Competitors (Landfilling and  Incineration).

Gary will present on Resource Recovery Parks, Incentives for
diversion,  and Zero Waste Principles for Businesses. This session will
highlight businesses that have achieved >90% waste diversion, and discuss other criteria being considered by international zero waste activists to be considered Zero Waste companies in the future. This talk will solicit
suggestions for different categories of leadership by businesses towards
the goal of Zero Waste, including those who have adopted a Zero Waste goal and a target date for achieving that goal (e.g., ZW Diversion leaders, ZW Procurement Leaders, ZW Responsibility and Takeback Leaders, ZW Reuse and Repair Leaders, ZW Waste Prevention Leaders).  The talk will also solicit input from the audience on the different purposes for listing companies as Zero Waste leaders including membership in an information sharing Zero Waste organization, recognition in national or international awards programs, and certification possibly for a rating service that would
provide the basis for socially responsible investment companies to evaluate the waste management practices of listed businesses.

Tuesday - 9-10:30 am - "Recovering Electronics from Residences and Small Businesses" session.  GRRN encourages people to attend this session.

Tuesday - 1:30-3 pm - "International Trends in Packaging and Electronics
Take-Back and Product Stewardship" session.  GRRN encourages people to attend this session.

Tuesday - 1:30-3 pm - "Electronics Recycling Does Compute (Federal Envt. Executive track)" session.  GRRN encourages people to attend this session.

Tuesday - 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m, CRRA's Global Recycling Council (GRC)
Takebacks Meeting, Room 604, 6th Floor, East Side  - GRC encourages other ROs and NRC attendees to adopt e-waste resolutions and beyond.

Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 am, "Just the Facts -- Comparing the Costs,
Benefits and Effectiveness of Beverage Container Recovery Programs,"
This session will mark the release of a ground-breaking study that could
help break the logjam on new deposit legislation in the United States.
The study was conducted by a team of leading consultants (RW Beck,
Franklin Associates, Tellus and Sound Resource Management Group).
Coca-Cola, Waste Management Inc. and other stakeholders sponsored
and participated in the study.  The Multi-Stakeholder Recovery Project is
spearheaded by Businesses and Environmentalists Allied for Recycling
(a project of Global Green USA), which formed in response to GRRN’s
Beverage EPR Campaign.  The report, which documents baseline
statistics on U.S. container recovery programs during the study year of
1999, shows that deposits are the only proven way to get to 80% recovery
and points to a modified deposit/redemption system as the most cost
effective approach.

Wednesday - 10:15-11:45 am - "When you Don't Reach your Goals"
session.  Gary Liss is one of the speakers, speaking about Del Norte Zero Waste Plan.  He will highlight what led this rural county of 30,000 to be the first community in the nation to adopt a Zero Waste Plan.  He will also summarize key aspects of the Zero Waste Plan, and report on its implementation.

Wednesday - 10:15-11:45 am - "Corporate Product Stewardship Initiatives for Electronics" session.  GRRN encourages people to attend this session.




Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485

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Ted Smith
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition/Campaign for Responsible Technology
760 N. First Street,San Jose, CA 95112
408-287-6707-phone;  408-287-6771-fax
http://www.svtc.org/svtc/
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Food for thought:  How Gandhi Defined the Seven Deadly Sins
· Wealth without work; · Pleasure without conscience; · Knowledge without character;· Commerce without morality;
· Science without humanity;· Worship without sacrifice;· Politics without principle




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