Education & Events

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Upcoming MRN Events

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Upcoming Events

June 2021

2021 MRN/SWANA-MidAtlantic Annual Conference

June 24 - June 25

Is it time for a reset? Have we persisted in doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? Are there viable new (or old) alternatives? Join us Thursday and Friday, June 24-25 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm each day as we ask thought leaders from throughout the industry (and ourselves) how we might do things differently…and get a better result. Check out REVISION 2021…maybe there is a more productive way to look at our options for 2021…

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Webinars:

Keep America Beautiful: Zero Waste Communities: A Vision for the Future – Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST: Cities and towns across the United States have developed and launched comprehensive plans with clear timetables in their drive toward waste-free communities. They are now taking action to achieve these ambitious goals. These actions are also proving key to making our urban centers cleaner, healthier, more resilient. In this webinar, you’ll be learning how these municipalities are: Defining zero-waste, Creating an inclusive process for building a city-wide consensus,  Identifying key elements of a zero-waste plan, Securing measurable gains.

Conferences:

NERC Virtual Conference: Reframing Recycling in 2021 – March 30 – 31 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern): The many challenges that recycling has faced over the past few years have created a fresh opportunity for us to take a look at our practices and strategies from new perspectives. The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) Spring Conference—Reframing Recycling—will focus on what we have learned from past experience, and provide a forum for discussing the industry’s future.

Past Events

Click here for a recap of our 2019 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2018 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2017 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2016 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2015 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2014 Annual Conference

Click here for a recap of our 2013 Annual Conference

Click here to view a recap from Harvey Gershman’s October 2013 presentation “Costs: More or Less”

MRN Webinars

Missed a past webinar? Wish you could have been there? No problem! Check out these recordings and pdf’s of the slides.

Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Leverage the 6Es

Leverage the 6Es

In the fall of 2017, consulting firm Eunomia Inc., along with the Italian Composting Association and bag manufacturer Novamont, and in collaboration with StuyTown, carried out a 12-week pilot program to investigate the best options for increasing residents’ engagement with the food scraps program by leveraging the 6Es.

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EPA Food Recovery Challenge

EPA Food Recovery Challenge

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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HOTEL|KITCHEN Baltimore Expansion Project

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Recycling Rate of the Future

On this webinar, hear Dr. Tim Townsend, the Jones Edmunds Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida tackle the question, “How do we move away from focusing solely on tons recovered and measure the wider environmental benefits that come through considering the entire life cycle of the materials we use?”

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Responsible Appliance Disposal

Sally Hamlin, the EPA RAD Program Manager, explains the concerns over appliance disposal today and how RAD partners help by implementing best practices.

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Carton Opportunities

The Carton Council has assisted numerous communities and schools with adding cartons to recycling programs with the benefit of increasing recycling while teaching the next generation of recyclers.

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Electronics Recycling

Kitty McIlroy shares a brief overview of state programs, highlighting the differences between product stewardship and extended producer responsibility laws.

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If there’s a topic or speaker you’d like to see in one of our webinars, please click here to let us know.