Analysis and Benchmarking of State Recycling and Diversion Goals Webinar offered

12 Apr 2018 1:31 PM | Jen Dabbs (Administrator)

AMERIPEN – EREF WEBINAR: Analysis and Benchmarking of State Recycling and Diversion Goals

May 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) recently completed analysis of waste management sustainability policies set by state/local agencies, such as recycling and diversion goals. The research explored the intent, structure, and language used in the policies in an effort to better understand the way recycling and diversion are defined from a policy perspective. Significant differences in these policy-based definitions between states prevents direct comparison, so a definition framework was developed to facilitate comparison and highlights ways in which policy goals can be based on measurable metrics. 

Results on the number and types of policies, and implications on recycling rates, benchmarking, and goal achievability will be shared in the webinar.

The cost of the webinar is $20.  Government officials, EREF and Ameripen Members can attend for free.  Please contact Kyla Fisher for more information on attending.

Debra L. Kantner, M.Eng.

Data & Policy Program Manager
Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Debra Kantner is the Data & Policy Program Manager for the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), where she performs state of practice research related to waste generation, disposal and recycling rates; and solid waste policy and technology. In this role, she works to disseminate findings from EREF’s data and policy analysis projects to advance sustainable waste management.

She holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in environmental engineering from N.C. State University and has completed graduate coursework in Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests include recycling and diversion policies, organics management, and life-cycle assessment.

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