Never before has the connection between recycling and product manufacturing been so important. As states and communities began to limit individual exposure to the coronavirus in March, manufacturers in the U.S. mobilized to ensure they would have access to the feedstock they need to make their products. The industry contacted their suppliers and regulators, making the connection between recyclables and the essential products required for the grocery and medical industries, as well as tissue and toweling products. This effort resulted in Homeland Security modifying its essential services guidance to include the designation of recycling as an essential service, as part of the manufacturing supply chain.
On this webinar hear manufacturers talk about their efforts. Our speakers will also talk about how we can use this opportunity to connect the dots for consumers between placing clean recyclables into their recycling bins and the impact on the supply chain for basic goods and emergency supplies.
Moderated by: Susan Robinson, Waste Management
Stephanie Baker, KW Plastics
Shawn State, Pratt Industries
Scott DeFife, Glass Packaging Institute
Scott Breen, Can Manufacturers Institute
The November 2018 Recycling Summit brought together leaders from industry and all levels of government to discuss opportunities to advance and strengthen the domestic recycling industry and markets. Four action areas were identified to improve or advance a national approach to recycling: (1) education and outreach, (2) enhancing materials management infrastructure, (3) strengthening secondary materials markets, and (4) enhancing measurement. Workgroups have been active this past year on each of these areas. This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from workgroup participants and leaders from the Southeast on each of the four action areas.
SERDC is pleased to offer this unique webinar with three experts who provided information on successful programs for ensuring high quality curbside recyclables collection.