SMM Academy Webinar on Plastics Recycling Resources January 25

19 Jan 2018 9:07 AM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

The EPA is hosting a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Quality Matters - Free Resources to Support Plastic Recycling Programs on January 25, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST.

As recycling programs grow and change, one key tenet stays the same: Quality Matters! With new parameters being set through market demand and new policies to reduce imported material contamination, this mantra is more important than ever. This webinar focuses on new and updated materials and tools that support overall plastic recycling and examples of implementation at the municipal level.

More Recycling is a research and consulting company with nearly 20 years of experience in the recycling of postconsumer materials, specifically plastics. The company serves as a liaison between industry, public agencies, and nongovernmental organizations and oversees the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) and Plastic Recycling Terms and Tools resources for the American Chemistry Council.  

Washington, D.C. Department of Public Works has created new outreach materials that both expands the materials collected in the city, while providing clear, concise descriptions of the plastic packages and containers that can be recycled in the program.  

East Hartford, CT is a WRAP Partner city, which worked with a local retailer launch a campaign to provide improved signage and education for customers about film packaging that can be included in the bin along with grocery bags. 

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