Michele Raymond (michele@raymond.com)
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 12:23:46 -0400

Take it Back! Conference Comes to Los Angeles
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Michele Raymond
August 31, 1999 -- The world's foremost conference on recycling and
producer responsibility policy comes to Los Angeles -- Take it Back!
Pacific Rim: Forming New Alliances for Waste Management will be held
February 28 - March 1, 2000 at the Furama International Hotel, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, GTE Recycling. E-Tech Products,
Inc., and the Southern California Council on Environment and Development,
(SCCED) the new conference will bring in the world's top experts on
producer responsibility policy, (EPR) packaging design, and electronics
takeback. The conference is organized by Recycling Laws International
publisher Raymond Communications, Inc., College Park MD, and J. Michael
Huls, REA, Azuza, CA.
The conference is designed to brief corporate, government, and non-profit
decision-makers on the status of EPR policy worldwide. Packaging and
product managers will learn how to cope with the new patchwork of takeback
laws in 28 countries, and U.S. recycling laws as well. Policy-makers will
have an opportunity to learn of the pro's and con's of EPR from all sides.
The international portion of the conference will feature: David Perchard
of England, a top expert on European environmental packaging policy;
Wolfgang Ringel of the Duales System Deutschland assigned to PRO EUROPE, a
confederation of Green Dot countries; Aikira Ueno, executive director of
the Japan Container and Package Recycling Association; Bente Gansum of the
Norwegian Pollution Control Authority, who will address electronics
takeback policy in Europe; as well as Keith Ripley, an expert on Latin
America recycling policy.
Day Two will include a tracks for compliance with California's recycled
content mandate on rigid plastic containers, case histories on electronics
packaging and products, as well as a special track for policy-makers
organized by SCCED.
A unique plenary session will bring all sectors together to debate "Does
Industry Need a Law to Make Progress on EPR?" Key note speakers will be
top government officials, to be announced. The promoters hope to encourage
participants to establish a new California Council on Packaging and
Day Three will have a track on transportation packaging case histories, as
well as an optional workshop, Coping with International Packaging Takeback
Laws: the Details; featuring Perchard and U.S. environmental packaging
expert Victor Bell.
Raymond Communications publishes the newsletters Recycling Laws
International and State Recycling Laws Update. For registration
information, call toll-free 877-279-8388; or check the web site
http://www.raymond.com . Sponsorship information: contact J. Michael Huls
at 626-969-7816.

Recycling Laws International
Raymond Communications, Inc
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College Park MD 20740

Michele Raymond
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
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301/345-4237 Fax 345-4768