EPR 101: Extended Producer Responsibility…. How will this impact recycling?

Upcoming event from the Northern New England Chapter of SWANA:

February 27, 2024 @ 8am
Location: University of Maine – Augusta
Randall Student Center – 46 University Drive Augusta, ME 04330 – Fireside Room
(2024 Northern New England of SWANA Technical Session)

EPR is coming, but how will it impact Recycling? How will it impact my community? How will it impact ME? If you are in any way connected to Recycling in your community, you need to know these answers. This one-day educational session will get you ready for what’s coming and put Recycling back on track. You won’t want to miss this!

The Northern New England Chapter of SWANA will host this session on EPR 101: Extended Producer Responsibility. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from national and local speakers on how EPR systems work. EPR requires companies that sell products in packaging to fund a statewide recycling system to recover those materials. States will form independent non-profit organizations to coordinate, fund, and manage the recycling system and reduce the amount of recycling materials being landfilled. This program will put Recycling back on track.

Speakers & Topics:

Scott Cassel, CEO – Product Stewardship Institute – Topic: National perspective on Extended Producer Responsibility

Brian Beneski, Supervisor Recycling Program – Department of Environmental Protection – Topic: An overview of EPR in Maine

Sarah Nichols, Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs – CLYNK – Topic: What’s in it for Maine Municipalities and Bottle Bill

University of Maine Augusta – Speaker TBDp

The Producer Perspective on EPR

Hold on, don’t trash your recyclables…. help is on the way!

Kevin Roche, SWANA Board Member (New York & New England), CEO ecomaine

Registration: Eventbrite – Please use the link here to access registration.

Prices:

SWANA Member 65.00

Non SWANA Member 75.00

Students Free

Registration must be received by February 14, 2024.