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[GreenYes] Take it Back! information
Dear Greenyesers:

Please forward this note to anyone you think might be interested. There is a deep government discount, and most government people who have gone before have loved this conference.

Top International Officials to Address 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. The Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste is slated for amendments this year that could cost industry $800 more  on top of the $10  - $15 billion already being spent on package recovery.
        The 2002 conference will have the usual 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.
        Day 2 will feature an address from the chairman of the State Senate Natural resources committee in Vermont, and a special plenary debate the controversial plastics recycling  dilemma, including deposits. The panel will feature Darryl Young, director of the California Department of Conservation as moderator, and Ben Jordan from the Coca-Cola Co. Another session will feature new technical solutions to recycling problems.
        The packaging breakout will include experts on the current wood packaging export issue -- new regulations are adding more expense, as exported packaging u\must be inspected and stamped. The breakout will also feature case histories from Wrigley's and Coca-Cola.
        The electronics session will provide a complete update on the status of the draft electronics and batteries directives in Europe, what's new in other countries, and a case history from Canon USA. The session is sponsored by Environmental Packaging International.
        The pre-conference reception will be held on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in the Hilton Hotel on March 5.
        Attendees to Take it Back! 2002 will have free admittance to all Expo events, including the show floor, the reception, and the Private Label University events.
        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.


Michele Raymond
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
301/345-4237   Fax 345-4768

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