Webinars

CRI hosts webinars throughout the year on topics of interest and importance to the recycling community.

Upcoming Webinars

Return of Refillables in the United States

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific (7 AM Hawaii, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern)

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Refillable beverage containers are commonly used throughout the world, but not so much in the United States. Join us on December 13, 2018, special webcast on refillables. Each of our guest speakers will describe their company’s approach to using and collecting refillable beverage containers from their customers.

  • Jules Bailey, Chief Stewardship Officer, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative
  • Caren McNamara, Founder/CEO, Conscious Container, Truckee, California
  • Thorsten Geuer, Director of Operations, Bayern Brewing Inc., Missoula, Montana
  • Lowell Jooste, Owner, LJ Crafted Wines, La Jolla, California

 

This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • What are the environmental and economic advantages of refillables?
  • What is the history of refillables in the U.S.?
  • What is the industry standard refillable and how is it different from a single-use bottle?
  • Are refillables more popular outside of the U.S.?
  • How is Oregon effectively promoting refillables?
  • What incentives do consumers have to separate and return refillables in these programs?
  • How have consumers and brands responded to these new approaches?

 

Please don’t miss this webinar on Thursday, December 13, 2018 and your chance to learn all about refillables and get YOUR questions answered.

 

Questions: please contact Karen@container-recycling.org

 

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Single-stream comingled recycling has widely been viewed by municipalities and waste haulers as the most effective system for high volume collection of recyclables.  However, the cost savings on the collection side often result in lower material quality and higher processing costs down the road.  

The Container Recycling Institute will host a free webinar on May 24 to discuss the merits of alternative methods of collection and why single-stream may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Presenters will include Clarissa Morawski of CM Consulting who has conducted extensive research on beverage container collection and is author of CRI’s publication Understanding Economic and Environmental Impacts of Single-Stream Collection Systems.  Clarissa will be joined by Andy Bond of 4R Environmental who recently released a study titled Procurement Outcomes for Waste Collection Systems in the UK.  Both presenters have tested current assumptions regarding single-stream’s cost effectiveness when looking at the entire recycling process and will share their results.

Single-stream was developed as a way to reduce high collection costs but in the process has undermined processors’ ability to deliver quality material to manufacturers.  Join us on May 24 to learn what factors have lead to single-stream’s popularity but why sorted recycling wins out over single-stream in terms of overall cost effectiveness, quality of material collected and landfill diversion.
For additional information on CRI's webinars, please contact
Fatemeh Bagheri - fbagheri@container-recycling.org

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