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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Webinar Information

 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released a report, “Increasing recycling of beverage containers in Minnesota: Recommendations for a statewide recycling refund program.”
The report, which was researched by Tim Buwalda of ReclayStewardEdge, considers the impacts of a 10-cent deposit on beverage containers in order to boost the state’s recycling volume.  

Separately, the Glass Packaging Institute considered the same subject. GPI will present the research and modeling results that were produced by RRS.


Panelists Include:

Wayne Gjerde - Recycling Market Development Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Tim Buwalda – Senior Consultant, Reclay StewardEdge Inc.

Lynn Bragg – President, Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)

Bryan Vickers – Consultant, Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)


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

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