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SWEEP Webinar: Solving the MRF-Municipality Disconnect
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 12 pm Pacific Time /  3 pm Eastern Time

We invite you to attend the free webinar, Solving the MRF-Municipality Disconnect with David Segall of Recycle Track Systems and Rob Watson of the SWEEP Standard.

Learn what happens to “recyclables” once they are dropped off at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and how current economic conditions are impacting the market for recyclable commodities.
  • Do the material streams that municipalities “accept” align with the materials that MRFs are actually able to sell?
  • How can we better align these policies so that we encourage producers, consumers, haulers, and MRFs to reduce waste or at least increase (actual) diversion rates from landfills?
  • Are there policy, economic, or behavioral solutions to these questions?
  • How does the SWEEP+ Standard support and reward communication and collaboration between local governments and MRFs?
  • Why should all key stakeholders in materials management be on the same page?
Register: Solving the MRF-Municipality Disconnect

Meet Your Speakers: David Segall & Rob Watson


David Segall. As Vice President of Public Policy and Municipalities at Recycle Track Systems, Inc. (RTS), David oversees the company’s drive to bring data- and sustainability-driven solutions to public-sector clients and residents across the country. David also leads RTS’ efforts to advocate with policymakers for more robust sustainability policies.

David has 15 years of experience in international and domestic political research and advocacy on social, human, and environmental rights. He has worked in the not-for-profit and corporate worlds, including for Human Rights Watch, the United Nations, and NYU’s Stern Business School’s program on Business and Human Rights / ESG. David received an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a BA in Public Policy and History from Duke University.

Rob Watson. An international leader in market transformation and green buildings, Rob is known as the “Founding Father of LEED.” Under his direction, LEED became the largest and fastest-growing international green building standard. Author Thomas Friedman called Rob "one of the best environmental minds in America." Dartmouth Alumni Magazine just recognized him as one of the "25 Most Influential Alumni" in the College's 250 year history.

Rob is also the Founder and Co-Chair of the SWEEP — Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance — Standard, a system of market transformation standards geared to move the waste industry toward sustainability.

He spent six years as Chief Sustainability Officer for EcoHub, which has developed a disruptive technology and business model that will revolutionize the global materials management industry by separating, diverting and recycling up to 95% of municipal mixed waste that is collected in one bin.

Previously, Rob launched ECON Group and EcoTech International to implement cutting edge lifecycle optimized LEED projects in the US and China. Rob also serves as Chairman and President for PrimaFilm LLC, which is developing thermally insulating window film that will reduce energy losses through windows by over 50%.
Register: Solving the MRF-Municipality Disconnect


It's time to get clarity on California's numerous new laws for Sustainable Resource Management!

Online Seminar: Understanding California Legislation &
Programs for Sustainable Resource Management

Friday, November 12

GreenEducation.US invites you 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. 

* This offering is FREE for current CSRMP students.
Register Today for Understanding CA Legislation & Programs
Two Upcoming Virtual Conferences:

National Zero Waste Conference, December 8-9, 2021, is presented by Zero Waste USA in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition.
Register for this 2-day networking and educational event that will elevate your Zero Waste career.
Email with questions.
National Recycling Congress, November 3-4, 2021, is presented by the National Recycling Coalition in partnership with the Annual Conference of the New York Association for Reduce, Reuse, Recycling.
Register here: for this 2-day conference to hear the most up-to-date recycling information from industry leaders.
Email with questions.
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