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[greenyes] San Francisco Introduction to Recycling Course: February 16, 17, 18
The Northern California Recycling Association Presents:

INTRODUCTION TO RECYCLING
All the Basics: Terms, Concepts, Equipment, and Resources

Three Days: February 16, 17, 18, 2005 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
SANITARY FILL CLASSROOM
401 Tunnel Road, San Francisco
(at Bayshore CalTrain Station)
Free Parking and available Public Transit

COST: $45 for all materials (lunch not included).

Register Online at http://www.ncrarecycles.org/

Sometimes our own work is moving forward so fast that we may lack the time
or the skills to provide needed training to newcomers. Thus, NCRA offers
this course to help train people who would like a quick overview of
recycling by presenting an inexpensive three-day course at a convenient
location.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for newcomers to the recycling field and is an ideal
orientation for many individuals such as: entry-level program assistants,
interns, professionals from other fields, members of local advisory
committees, city council members and staff, members of the board of
supervisors, activists, solid waste handlers, recycling program mangers and
staff.

CURRICULUM:
KEY TERMS IN RECYCLING
- Introductory Survey: What do you currently know about recycling
- Basic Terms: Three Rs, The IWM Hierarchy, and "To Discard or to Dispose"
BASIC CONCEPTS IN RECYCLING
- The roles of cycles in ecosystems and closing the materials loop
- How the materials cycle got broken
- How we recognized our shortcomings
- Conceptualizing the future: hierarchy
- The failure of recycling's competitors: landfills and incinerators
- Market share of competing ventures - how fast things change
- What's available for recycling: 12 categories
- How recycling works: drop-off, buyback, curbside
- Processing mixed materials vs. source-separated recycling
- The five types of material sorting/processing facilities
- Encouraging source separation-type recycling: the four policy options
- Five meanings of source reduction
- Three levels/types of recycling
- Market development and recycled product procurement
- Forming new ventures: the six areas of activity
- Recycling's role in climate change

KNOW YOUR MATERIALS
- Hands-on demonstrations of basic market grades of materials:
  metal, glass, paper, plastic, wood, etc.

EQUIPMENT SLIDE SHOW
Independent Learning: paper and video resources

INDEPENDENT LEARNING
Registrant will be advised to consult "Introduction to Recycling" which is
posted on NCRA's web site, www.ncrarecycles.org. The majority of the
presenters will be NCRA members working in the recycling field. Most of the
classroom day will be spent listening to guest speakers and completing
exercises designed to enhance the basic concepts in the field.

INSTRUCTORS
Under the general leadership of Arthur Boone, NCRA's Educational
Chairperson, a series of recycling industry leaders will address specific
topics.

Register Online at http://www.ncrarecycles.org/
PDF Brochure available online


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