Free Plastics Recycling Webinars

Due to popular demand, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is repeating its popular workshop series “Into the Bin and Back Again” with a set of three free, Web-based seminars. Please join APR in these one-hour recycling trainings geared to helping recycling coordinators collect more plastic more efficiently! Each session is offered twice, but you need only attend the session once. Individual registration is required for each session.

To register or for more information, please visit http://www.plasticsrecycling.org/webinar/

Session One:
Getting to Know You: The Ins and Outs of the Plastics Industry
This free, hour-long Web seminar is designed for the recycling program that would like to improve its plastic recycling techniques. Get real tips from the industry to make sure your program is operating free of kinks and at full profit potential. Learn about plastic recycling resources to make your job easier. Leave with a checklist of possible program improvements.
Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) -or- Wednesday,
Jan. 7, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Session Two:
Plastic Recycling: Switching to All Bottles Collection
This free, one-hour seminar will present a step-by-step approach on switching to all bottles recycling collection. Participants will learn from case studies and will leave with a to-do for easy implementation. Session will provide definitions, specifications and sorting tips.
Dates: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) -or- Wednesday,
Jan. 14, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Session Three:
Working With the Middle Man: Tools for Efficient Plastic Recycling
Participants in this Web-based workshop will learn how to get the most out of hauler contracts. We'll also discuss when it might be better to market plastic bales directly. Discussion of contract provisions that are beneficial to the community, including reducing contamination, sharing revenue and monitoring performance.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) -or- Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Questions about these workshops?
E-mail Keefe Harrison with the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers at postconsumerplastic@gmail.com.

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