The Problem with Plastic Packaging Workshop
A lot of plastic packaging is a problem in our discard stream. Markets have tightened as a result of China's National Sword policy and we are short of domestic markets for some plastic resins.
The Global Recycling Council of CRRA and the Gold Rush Chapter of SWANA are co-sponsoring a day-long workshop on packaging hosted by the City of Fremont. The focus of the day will be on plastic packaging (but we may address other problem packages as well), and how local governments, collectors, processors and brokers are addressing these challenges.
REGISTRATION 8:30 a.m.
WORKSHOP 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
INCLUDES NETWORKING LUNCH 12-1 p.m.
MARKETS: How has the market changed and what are the trends?
Local Government Agencies
--New packaging bans
--Reduced variety of materials accepted for recycling
--Changes to collection system or contracts
--Outreach / Incentives / Enforcement
POLICIES: Prospects for in-state market development
Nina Butler, More Recycling
Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling
Kelly McBee, Californians Against Waste
Tom Padia, StopWaste - Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Kerry Parker, City of Alameda Public Works
Tom Phillips, Recology
Chuck White, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
William Winchester, Berg Mill Supply
City of Fremont - Fire Department Large Training Room (View)
3300 Capitol Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538