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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In the past few months, the recycling world has been rocked by media reports that recycling is no longer profitable, especially glass recycling. In this webinar, experts from the glass collection, processing and manufacturing industries will address the facts behind the hysteria and explain why glass recycling—when done according to a few proven best practices—is more viable, more efficient and more important than ever.

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

Panelists Include:

Michelle Goth- Regional Business Manager, Ripple Glass

Michelle Goth has been with Ripple Glass since 2012. Michelle primarily focuses on helping communities outside of Kansas City recycle glass. She also enjoys managing Ripple’s social media accounts and connecting with recyclers. Michelle came to Ripple Glass from Cerner Corporation, where she managed technical training programs. She holds a degree in Finance from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and a M.B.A. from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Michelle also serves on the Missouri Recycling Association board, and was recently re-elected Treasurer.
Scott E. Colangelo,  Senior Research Associate and a member of Owens Corning’s Senior Technical Staff

Scott has been in the glass industry for 30 years and with Owens Corning for 25 years.    With his time at Owens Corning, Scott has broad glass and melting experienceproducing Composite and Insulation fiberglass products.   Scott currently has global raw material and glass technical responsibilities for Owens Corning’s Insulation business.
Matt Riggs –Outreach Coordinator, Mid-America Regional Council

Matt Riggs works as the Outreach Coordinator for the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District. His job responsibilities include coordinating the regional recycling website, RecycleSpot.org and the Recycle More education campaign, the Kansas City Environmental Education Network, and the MARC Green Team. Matt has an alter ego by the name of “Eco Elvis” which he uses to “edutain” people about recycling and environmental issues.



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

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