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[GreenYes] NCRA's Introduction to Recycling Class - Coming Soon to SF and LA!



INTRODUCTION TO RECYCLING
All the Basics: Terms, Concepts, Equipment, and Resources
One great course, two locations - San Francisco and Los Angeles!

Come to days 1&2 only, or day 3 only, or stay the whole course - one
low price!


IN SAN FRANCISCO:
October 23-25, 2006 (Monday - Wednesday)
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
SANITARY FILL CLASSROOM
401 Tunnel Road, San Francisco 94134
(at Bayshore CalTrain Station)
Free parking and available public transit


IN LOS ANGELES:
November 13-15, 2006 (Monday - Wednesday)
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC)
2824 South Main Street, Los Angeles 90007

COST: $45 for all materials (lunch not included).
**Scholarships now available for students! Contact
ncra@no.address for details.**

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

WHY THIS COURSE?
Sometimes our own recycling work is moving forward so fast that we may
lack the time, skills, or appropriate context to provide needed
training or orientation to newcomers or decisionmakers. Thus, NCRA
offers this inexpensive three-day course at a convenient location to
help train people who would like a quick overview of the current
recycling industry and its choice-points for future development.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for newcomers to the recycling field and is an
ideal orientation for many people 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 managers and staff.

CURRICULUM:

DAYS 1 & 2
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
* The eight reasons we recycle
* Categorizing recyclables: the twelve master categories
* How recycling works: drop-off, buyback, curbside
* Processing mixed materials vs. source-separated recycling
* The five types of facilities that sort and process materials
* Encouraging source separation-type recycling: the four policy options
* Five meanings of "source reduction"
* Three levels/types of recycling
* Developing markets and procuring recycled products
* Forming new ventures: the six areas of activity
* Recycling's role in climate change
* Overview of commonly used equipment

DAY 3
CALIFORNIA'S REGULATORY CONTEXT:
What the California Integrated Waste Management Board is, how it
operates, what it requires of local governments, how local public
agencies stay out of trouble, the level of enforcement, managing data
for reports, etc.

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, http://www.ncrarecycles.org. The
majority of the presenters will be NCRA members and others 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/itr/itr.html


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