Waste Reduction Virtual Events
Climate change...Is recycling the best we can do?
Wednesday, June 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Basic recycling question 101: True or false: To mail an unbreakable two-pound package you should use a small plastic shipping bag (not recyclable!) instead of a small cardboard box (is recyclable!) A no brainer, right?
Our upcoming webinar - Materials management and climate change - helps us answer such questions by looking at the ways we use and reuse materials most efficiently throughout their lifecycle...not just what happens at their end-of-life. Join us for a quick hour of new info that just might upset your mindset applecart as we explore this theme through the lens of greenhouse gases.
Oh yeah, the answer to the question above? It's True. Find out why by signing up for the upcoming webinar!
What the heck is EPR and why does a Master Recycler need to know?
Tuesday, June 2
11:00 AM - Noon
A growing number of states and municipalities are looking to decrease litter, waste, and cost by putting the responsibility of a product's end-of-life back on the original manufacturer. Extended producer responsibility (EPR!) is a legal framework that not only makes the producer responsible for the disposal of their product but also encourages them to find new ways to reduce overall waste and improve environmental design.
Carolyn Stein, Executive Director for BRING Recycling in Eugene, has become a statewide leader in Oregon’s efforts to adopt more EPR legislation. Carolyn has agreed to share her expertise with our Master Recyclers (MR!) to explain how EPR works, why it’s good for the environment, and how it might lead to a more circular economy.
Food Audits In and Outs, Waste Matters on the Air
Thursday, May 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
With 29% of commercial garbage in Marion County being food waste, local businesses are becoming innovative in ways to reduce. Food Waste audits and resources are available with the EarthWISE business network. Tune in to learn from Master Recyclers and Food Audit pros Mary Alice Mossburger and Florence Hall the ins and outs of completing a food waste audit at your site.
The new realities–and opportunities–of food waste prevention
Thursday, May 21, 2020
10:15 AM – 11 AM
Two things we know for sure:
When foodservice reopens, menus, service styles, and demand will all be unpredictable.
Join Leanpath CEO Andrew Shakman and members of Leanpath’s culinary team as they discuss the new food waste critical control points that will arise as kitchens reopen, and how to adjust quickly based on food waste data.
- How food waste will change as operations change.
- How to anticipate that waste and avoid it.
- How all this speaks to a new set of customer values.
There is a lot outside a kitchen’s control right now. Food waste shouldn’t be.
Free Art Friday Upcycled Collage Class
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
2 PM – 3 PM
Free, Ages 14 and up
Come create cool collages that are worthy of Free Art Friday! Waste Reduction Coordinator and artist Jessica Ramey will lead you to create inspiring pieces of upcycled collages to share with the community. Be ready with scissors, glue, magazines, and cardboard from your recycling bin. You'll leave the meeting with three completed collages to share for an upcoming Free Art Friday. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Marion County's Solid Waste System Webinar for Businesses
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Noon – 12:30PM
In your business, waste reduction and collection is an essential part of maintaining your business. It keeps your site clean, sanitary, and uncluttered. But do you and your staff know what happens to your waste after pick up day?
Here's how to find out. Join Alan Pennington, a Waste Reduction Coordinator for this 30-minute mini EarthWISE Lunch and Learn webinar that will give you an insight to where all the things you throw go, and how we all play an important role in making the system work.
COVID19 Impacts on Oregon's Materials Management Industry
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
10 AM – 11:45 PM
Free and hosted by the Association of Oregon Recyclers
From reuse to disposal, the entire materials management industry has been impacted by COVID19. Join AOR on Tuesday, May 19th from 10:00am - 11:45am for our very first webinar and hear from industry leaders from across the state on what they are seeing on the ground and how they are managing the disruptions to our system. Attendees will also learn how COVID19 is impacting recycling markets, and some of the challenges seen at the national level.
Marion County's Solid Waste System Webinar
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
11 AM – Noon
Like so many things we take for granted, your waste collection system is an essential part of your life. It removes the detritus of your life, your recyclables, your food, and yard waste. Do you know what happens to that stuff once it leaves your curb?
Here's how to find out. Join Alan Pennington, a Waste Reduction Coordinator for this special one-hour webinar that will help you understand where all the things you throw go, and how we all play an important role in making the system work.