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

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The California Redemption Center Crisis—An Opportunity for Innovation

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 10:00AM Pacific (7 AM Hawaii, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern)

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Join our November 8, 2017, special webcast that focuses on the Golden State, a global trendsetter in container recycling.  Learn more about the California Redemption Center Crisis from top experts. Review findings of recent CRI studies about:

  • County by County Redemption Center Losses;
  • Growing Numbers of Closed Redemption Centers; 
  • Audit Data from CalRecycle, and Much More!

We’ll provide answers to the most frequently asked questions, such as:

  • The history of the Recycling Center Crisis in CA: How did we get here?
  • What are the most viable short-term and long-term fixes?
  • What emergency measures has CalRecycle proposed to the Reasonable Financial Return and will this solve the crisis?
  • What is Bill SB 458 and what kind of disruption, technology and apps might it allow for?

We’ll also look at other news in brief including:

  • What is happening with container deposit laws worldwide?
  • Who is Plasticus and how did he help the Sky Ocean campaign in Scotland?

And last but not least:

  • Say what? Coke is supporting container deposits in Scotland and the U.K.?
  • What happened at the CalRecycle Packaging Reform Workshop? 


Susan V. Collins, President of CRI, will moderate a panel of experts:

Kevin Drew – Zero Waste Coordinator, City of San Francisco

James Nachbaur, Ph.D., Assistant Director, CalRecycle

Tom Wright, Founder, Sustainable Bizness Practices

Please don’t miss this webinar on November 8, 2017 and your chance to delve into the details surrounding the complex and fascinating world of container recycling in California and get all of YOUR questions answered about what’s happening in the most populous state in the United States.

Tune in on November 8th to get all your questions answered during the LIVE Q&A at the end of the presentation!


For questions, please contact: karen@container-recycling.org


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Webinar Information

The container deposit system in Oregon is unique amongst those in existence. Topics will range from the history and future of the Oregon Deposit Law to new technology at bottle drop centers, including the basic structure from the view points of both the consumer and distributor, environmental performance, and how the container redemption network operates.

CRI’s Susan Collins will moderate the panel of experts.

Panelists Include:

John Anderson- President, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

John Andersen, President of OBRC for the last seven years, has been in involved in Oregon's Bottle Bill for over two decades.  Prior to becoming president, John spent time working in many areas of Oregon's Bottle Bill including plant operations, transportation, reverse vending operations and government affairs.

Clayton Kyle – CEO, CLYNK

Clayton Kyle has been active as both a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the Portland Maine area for more than 20 years.

In 2005, he was part of an investment team that purchased the technology and developed the business model for CLYNK, a unique, convenient bottle redemption service located in 48 Hannaford supermarkets across Maine. He has operated as CLYNK’s CEO since 2008; today CLYNK is the largest redemption service in Maine and, along with, along with its partner in Oregon, will be responsible for the collection of more than 130,000,000 containers in 2014.

Peter Spendelow – Natural Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Peter Spendelow has been a recycling specialist and solid waste policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) since 1985. Peter is responsible for collecting and analyzing data on solid waste disposal and recycling, including conducting of Oregon waste composition studies and providing advice and evaluation of Oregon's recycling and waste prevention programs, including the Bottle Bill.


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

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