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Online Seminar: Understanding California Legislation & Programs for Sustainable Resource Management
Instructor: Angela Vincent
Date: Friday, November 12, 11 am to 1 pm, Pacific Time

GreenEducation.US invites professionals in Zero Waste & Sustainability, and professionals in other industries, to attend the online seminar, Understanding California Legislation & Programs for Sustainable Resource ManagementAngela Vincent will be your instructor to take a closer look at the number of laws and programs that will undoubtedly affect the Zero Waste strategies and implementations in different organizations. We urge the attendance of teams to unify enterprise understanding.

Register Today: Understanding CA Legislation & Programs
 

California:
Leading the Nation & World in Zero Waste Policymaking


October 5th was a landmark day for the State of California. By his signature, Governor Gavin Newsom enacted numerous new laws that move California closer to its Zero Waste & Sustainability goals. California has long been setting policies for Zero Waste & Sustainability that other states and nations mirror.

The new laws, as reported by Californians Against Waste, include:

SB 343 (Allen) brings “truth in labeling” to many plastic and packaging products. After a phase-in period, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to put the “chasing arrows”, or recycling symbol, on items that aren’t actually recyclable in the real world.

AB 881 (Gonzalez) helps the state accurately measure how much plastic actually gets recycled. Often, unused exported plastic waste is illegally dumped, landfilled, or incinerated in vulnerable, impoverished countries. This bill prohibits plastic waste exports to other countries counted as being recycled.

AB 962 (Kamlager) allows the easier reuse of glass bottles by brewers, which responds to business and consumer preferences by reducing the need for single-use beverage containers.

AB 1201 (Ting) updates labeling for compostable products. Among other requirements, AB 1201 requires compostable products to break down in real-life composting conditions, bans toxic PFAS “forever chemicals,” and puts the onus on manufacturers to ensure that their products don’t contaminate organic agriculture.

AB 1276 (Carrillo) reduces plastic foodware waste by giving takeout customers only what they want: single-use foodware may only be provided upon request.

These new legislative measures are layered, dynamic, and complex. It’s the right time for everyone in Zero Waste & Sustainability to take the time needed to learn about these recently added laws and... AB 939SB 1383AB 2020, and SB 5.

This online seminar will help all of us get clarity!
 

So save the date, Friday, November 12, to attend Understanding California Legislation & Programs for Sustainable Resource Management with Angela Vincent, a municipal Zero Waste specialist and former legislative manager with CalRecycle. Don’t miss this important online seminar that will surely be a cornerstone to your current position and career advancement in Zero Waste & Sustainability.

Register Today for Understanding CA Legislation & Programs

Decon + Reuse 2021

October 19 - 21, Virtual & Accessible Worldwide

The only national conference that focuses on how communities can create,
develop, and support reuse economies.

Accelerating Reuse For An Equitable Future

As the world faces increasing extraction of finite resources, high unemployment, and the ever-growing climate crisis, it is clearer than ever that our linear take-make-and-waste model of consumption is failing our environmental and economic future. This past year has also highlighted more than ever the importance of our communities, as we have supported and relied on our neighbors, and worked hard to keep each other safe. 

This year, Build Reuse’s Deconstruction + Reuse Conference will look at how we can make reuse a priority as we rebuild better. What has been successful and what still needs to be accomplished?

Build Reuse invites you to join us virtually at Deconstruction + Reuse 2021! Programming will explore:

  • Measuring reuse data

  • Material reuse in relationship to equity, inclusion, and environmental health and justice

  • Material reuse in the commercial sector

  • Policy as drivers of reuse and circular economy: city, state, national, and international levels

  • Architects as drivers of reuse

  • Partnerships to drive reuse

  • Design for deconstruction

  • Inspiring reuse projects: art, renovation, adaptive reuse

  • Reuse retail: innovation, programing, marketing, online sales, entrepreneurship

  • Deconstruction projects: new techniques, scale, bidding, blight reduction, job training

  • Materials appraisals

  • Innovation in tech and reuse

  • Advancing the circular economy

    Keynote Speakers for Decon 21 + Reuse, clockwise from top left: Felix Heisel, Google's Spruce Goose Team,. Elma Durmisevic, and Garry Cooper.

Learn More About Decon + Reuse 2021 & Register

Zero Waste USA in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition is excited to announce the National Zero Waste Virtual Conference, December 8-9, 2021. Registration is open for this 2-day networking and educational event, which includes:

Visit this page for FAQs. Still have questions, email zwconference@gmail.com.

Learn More About The National Zero Waste Conference and Register
CSRMP Alumni and Current Students: Ask me how to save on your registration! 
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