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

Upcoming Webinars

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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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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