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[greenyes] Upcoming Conferences in San Francisco & Oakland 8/26/04 thru 9/3/04


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San Francisco and Oakland, CA will highlight some of the best speakers in the world on reuse, recycling, composting, and Zero Waste, from August 26 through September 3. Register now for these exciting events!

International Dialog on Proper Discard Management in the New Millennium
August 26-27, in San Francisco
Organized by the Global Recycling Council (GRC), a Technical Council of the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA)
Over 30 experts from Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States will: critique the concept of integrated waste management; review the social and environmental impacts of landfilling, biological, chemical and thermal technologies, plastics, clean production and product redesign, reuse, recycling, composting and Zero Waste; and discuss recommended best practices for discards management. The goal of this event will be to produce a key reference to be used by communities evaluating disposal options. <http://www.crra.com/grc/international/>www.crra.com/grc/international/

GRRN Zero Waste Network Action Conference
Saturday, August 28, 2004 in Oakland, across the San Francisco Bay,easily accessible by BART (mass transit). Organized by the GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN.
This gathering of Zero Waste experts and advocates from around the world will advance Zero Waste policies, planning and practices. Interested in making Zero Waste a reality in your community or business? This event will highlight success stories where public policy and corporate practices go beyond recycling to Zero Waste. It will also focus on the issue of who pays to manage products at the end of their useful life and on changing the way products are designed and manufactured - without toxic materials and with reuse, recycling and composting in mind. <http://www.grrn.org/conference2004/index.html>http://www.grrn.org/conference2004/index.html

National Recycling Congress & Expo
August 28-September 1, 2004 in San Francisco. Organized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).
The NRC has put together an amazing program of
educational sessions, tours, exhibits and networking events for the 23rd Annual Congress & Expo. View the exhibits and attend some of the nearly 40 educational sessions on all of today's hot topics: capturing food waste from residents and restaurants, recycling at special events and large venues, e-scrap recycling, the impact of exports on recycling markets, the next generation in program design (including single stream), increasing container recycling, and much more. You can now view the program and schedule online and download a registration form at <http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress>http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress.

NRC has negotiated some great prices with three San Francisco hotels for Congress & Expo attendees (see <http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress/sftravelinfo/sfhotels.htm>http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress/sftravelinfo/sfhotels.htm). Make your reservations before August 6, 2004 to take advantage of these reduced rates. Also, the CRRA is hosting a welcome reception on Monday, August 30, from 6-9 pm, an event that you will NOT want to miss! Join CRRA after the sessions on Monday for a California Wine Tasting and San Francisco Barbecue, one short block from the Moscone Center at the Yerba Buena Gardens. This is an urban oasis of trees, meadows, and waterways. Renowned chefs from Norcal Waste Systems will be preparing barbecued entrees accompanied by pasta dishes, artisan breads and organic fresh green salad from farms using SF's compost. <http://www.crra.com/>www.crra.com.

Also consider touring the many recycling programs in the San Francisco Bay
Area. San Francisco has adopted a Zero Waste goal and currently recycles more than they throw away. Choose among 20 tours of some of the leading waste reduction programs in the nation. With the help of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, NRC has tours covering food and organics composting, deconstruction, plastics recycling, regional processing, creative reuse, business recycling, large venue recycling, and waste reduction in some of San Francisco's most interesting neighborhoods. You do not have to register for the NRC conference to take a tour. <http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress/sftours/index.htm>http://www.nrc-recycle.org/congress/sftours/index.htm

Deconstruction and Building Materials Reuse
September 1, 2 and 3, 2004 in Oakland at Preservation Park
Organized by USEPA Region 9 and the Used Building Materials Association
This event highlights green building and deconstruction connections, used building materials markets, deconstruction costs and benefits, research, standards development, certification programs, insurance at deconstruction sites, interactive discussions with design professionals, building owners, deconstruction and demolition contractors, recycling and reuse services, and reuse and deconstruction tours. <http://www.decon04.com/>www.decon04.com.

Jobs Through Recycling National Market Development Roundtable
September 2, 2004 in Oakland, CA at Preservation Park
Organized by the Jobs Through Recycling (JTR) program of USEPA, Region 9
Since 1998, EPA has sponsored an annual JTR Roundtable to focus on key opportunities for advancing recycling market development nationwide. Recycling officials gather at the JTR Roundtable to share insights and discuss new developments and barriers associated with recycling market development in the United States. <http://www.epa.gov/jtr/about/nround.htm>http://www.epa.gov/jtr/about/nround.htm


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

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