TRAINING: Product Stewardship Networking Calls

To register: http://www.productstewardship.us/networkingcalls

Plastic Bags: What’s the Fuss? What’s the Cure?
Thursday, May 6, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PST
Presenters Phil Bobel (city of Palo Alto), Jerry Fleagle (Iowa Grocery Industry Association) and Carol Misseldine (Green Cities California) will explore a range of policy and program approaches currently being implemented by policy makers, companies and advocates alike.

Safer Cosmetic Products: Product Stewardship Meets Chemicals Policy
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST / 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PST
Ken Cook and Jane Houlihan (Environmental Working Group) along with Lisa Archer (Breast Cancer Fund) will introduce you to the safer cosmetics movement, risks associated with cosmetics products, and companies that have joined the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

Managing Food Waste: Opportunities for Product Stewardship
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PST
Leftover food is the single largest component of solid waste, resulting in $1 billion in disposal costs annually. This call will explore how a product stewardship approach can reduce food waste and increase composting. Morgan Harriman and Sumner Martinson (Mass. Department of Environmental Protection), Lorenzo Macaluso (Center for Ecological Technology) and Hermine Weston (Shriners Hospital) will present.

Product Stewardship Laws for Electronics in the U.S.: Learning Through Experience
Thursday, June 3, 2010
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST
There are now 20 electronics product stewardship laws in America, many of which are viewed as models for producer responsibility systems for other products. This call will review the performance of 5 state programs and discuss lessons learned. Garth Hickle (Minn. Pollution Control Agency), Kathy Kiwala (Ore. Department of Environmental Quality), Miles Kunz (Wash. Department of Ecology), Carole Cifrino (Maine Department of Environmental Protection), and Jeff Hunts (Calif. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) will present.

Life Cycle Thinking for Product Stewardship Professionals
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PST
Life cycle assessment can be used to compare various product end-of-life management strategies and is becoming increasingly prevalent in managing, reporting and reducing greenhouse gas inventories. This call will provide an overview of LCA and its many applications. Presenters include: Jon Dettling (Quantis), Susan Thorneloe (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and Laura Draucker (World Resources Institute).

Questions? Contact Lisa Gould, PSI, at lisa@productstewardship.us.

The Product Stewardship Institute is a national non-profit environmental institute with membership from 45 states, more than 150 local governments, tribes and more than 55 businesses, organizations and universities working to establish cooperative agreements to reduce the health and environmental impacts from consumer products.

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