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Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program
October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Recycling Program!
Free webinar brought to you by the Maryland Recycling Network
The phrases “back to basics” and “recycle light” are popping up throughout the recycling industry due to the disruption of global end markets, even though this thinking may be at odds with community diversion goals and consumer research regarding recycling expectations. Is it really time to pull back on the reins of recycling progress when we have opportunity in the U.S. to keep moving forward?
The worst thing we can do is to start dropping materials or making programmatic decisions based on a constantly fluctuating market. That is akin to selling off shares because the stock price dipped a few points on a given day. We have heard the warnings and seen the detrimental outcomes of greenhouse gas emissions, finite natural resources, and ocean plastics. Now is the time to take back control.
Join us during this session to learn about real-world situations where companies and organizations have partnered with municipalities to face the recycling resistance head on through outreach and education, in-kind support, testing, research, and grants. Learn about efforts to build local circular economies through the development of domestic end markets. Arm yourself with the tools to take back your community’s recycling program and keep recycling alive.
Key Audience Takeaways
- Understand how other municipalities have improved their recycling programs in the current climate.
- Learn about organizations offering assistance to community recycling programs.
- Gather ideas on how to develop domestic end markets and build local circular economies.