[GRRN] Call for papers Take it Back! '99

Michele Raymond (michele@raymond.com)
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 09:56:51 -0500

Dear Greenyesers:

Due to a schedule change, we are still seeking a few speakers for the Take
it Back! '99 conference, to be held May 13-14 at the Holiday Inn Old Town
Alexandria. it is organized by Raymond communicaitons, co-sponsored by
E-Tech Products, Inc. The conference seeks to help package and product
managers cope with the international patchwork of takeback laws.

If you are interested, please submit a summary to Michele Raymond at
michele@raymond.com or fax to 301-345-4768, hopefully by Feb 18.

We are seeking presenters on the following subjects:

1. Coping with European packaging mandates -- an international perspective;
update on new policies in major European countries -- this should be
someone from Europe or who spends a lot of time there. There is some
budget for travel for this slot if needed. We are interested in a corporate
presenter, or perhaps a consultant. =20

2. In the alternative, if we can find someone from Asia to present on new
takeback polices for packaging and products, the travel budget can go to=

3. Case history -- corporate -- on either lifecycle management in
decision-making -- practical aspects; or someone who has saved money or
solved a compliance problem by greening their packaging or
packaging/product mix.

4. Local government recycling manager - involved in the EPR issue - I know
the Conference of Mayors has a committee - to provide a local govt
perspective to our business audience. No travel budget for this slot.

This is not an academic conference, but a practical one!

Speakers receive free admission, and free publications from Raymond
Communications. Written papers are generally expected ahead of time.

Below is the release on the conference; tentative agenda is on the web site
at http://www.raymond.com

Thanks for your attention!

Michele Raymond

Dutch Voluntary Success to be Featured at the Next "Take it Back!"=

February 8, 1999
Achieving high recycling rates without government bureaucracy is on the
agenda at the third annual "Take it Back!" conference to be held at the
Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria May 13-14, sponsoed by Raymond
Communications Inc.,and E-Tech Products, Denver. =20
Nico Schrakamp, executive director of SVM in the Netherlands, will detail
how industry achieved a 50% recycling target with no government mandates,
based on a covenant signed in 1991.=20
We took all your comments from the previous November conference into
account--there will be more times for each speaker, more time for
networking, and more fun with more interaction as well!
We are seeking co-sponsors for lunch or the entertainment, and will
consider renting some booth space to certain solutions-related firms that
will fit in with out "Solutions" session on Day 2.
While we have some great speakers lined up, there are a few speaking slots
left. If you're interested in speaking, send your abstract via E-Mail or
Fax by Feb. 18, 1999. Please check the rough line-up to see if your
suggestion fits in with the agenda. We have a some travel budget left for
one international speaker.
Speakers receive free admission and free publications from Raymond
The "Take it Back! '99" conference is designed to help manufacturers cope
with the new patchwork of laws and reporting requirements. Day 1 will
brief environmental, packaging, and product managers on recycling policy
from California to Brazil to Taiwan. Day 2 will have more specialized
presentations and interactive workshops.
Mandated producer responsibility for packaging is now on the books in 28
countries throughout Europe and Asia, with 12 countries also implementing
takebacks on electronics and other durable goods.=20
"Take it Back! '99" also will have presentations on Latin American and
Asian recycling developments, including an update on international green
labeling issues.
On Day Two, break out sessions will include Durables (electronics and
battery takebacks) sponsored by the law firm of Guyer, Bagby and
Zimmerman, and packaging, featuring an interactive session from Victor
Bell, of Environmental Packaging International.=20
The "solutions" session will feature case histories from a major durables
manufacturer on implementing lifecycle management in material decisions.
Merck Pharmaceuticals will give a case history, and you'll get details on
how to track your packaging to comply with the international "patchwork" of
Registration will be accepted soon =96 check the Raymond web site here=
Raymond communications publishes the newsletter Recycling Laws
Information: Michele Raymond or Patricia Childs (P) 301-345-4237
Hotel reservations: Holiday Inn 703 549 6080=20

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