When: July 22, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/294139360
Seattle Public Utilities, the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, and
U.S. EPA Region 10 are hosting a day-long conference to look at how
local and state governments can use product stewardship strategies to
reduce waste and increase recycling. The conference will provide an
overview of product stewardship policies and regulations currently in
use in the U.S. and Canada and will provide examples of local and state
product stewardship programs, describing how they were developed and
The conference will feature presentations by experts with hands-on
experience in developing and managing product stewardship programs at
the local government level. Each presentation will be followed by
discussions and Q&A sessions led by Puget Sound area policymakers.
In-person attendance is by invitation only – please contact Dick Lilly
at Seattle Public Utilities (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those who will
not be attending the conference in-person, the presentations will be
available as webinars throughout the day.
Presentation 1. Definition of product stewardship and where we are now
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Speakers: Sego Jackson, Snohomish County Solid Waste and Dick Lilly,
Seattle Public Utilities
Presentation 2. Product Stewardship in Canada – How it started, what
products are collected, and what’s next.
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Betsy Dorn, Senior Consultant, StewardEdge
Presentation 3. Producer-supported municipal blue box recycling
collection in Ontario – How it started and how it works.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Speaker: Vince Sferrazza, Acting General Manager, Toronto Solid Waste
Presentation 4. Direct local action – How Ottawa stepped in on its own:
Lessons for other local governments
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Marilyn Journeaux, Manager, Ottawa Solid Waste Services of
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