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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As beverage sales increase, recycling remains flat. The result is that we continually need more resources to meet the growing demands of our consumption-driven, throw-away lifestyle – and more landfill space to dispose of it.

One of the hallmarks of the Container Recycling Institute is our research tracking state by state sales, recycling and wasting data for most beverages and beverage packaging sold in the U.S.  We are getting ready to release our 2013 report which includes data covering the past 10 years. Our research has revealed some interesting and pronounced trends over the past decade. We are eager to share our findings with you.

On September 12, we are hosting a webinar to preview our report and unveil the U.S. beverage container recycling rate. We expect this webinar to be popular and we have limited capacity, so sign up now and reserve your spot!

The discussion will be facilitated by CRI’s President, Susan Collins.  Jenny Gitlitz, CRI’s former research director and current principal consultant on this year’s report, will outline the substantive aspects of the research project.  Jenny has conducted CRI’s research for this report for several years.  The webinar will walk you through the details of the report as well as the important implications for the container and recycling industries going forward.

For additional information on CRI's webinars, please contact
Fatemeh Bagheri - fbagheri@container-recycling.org

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