The STAR Educational Webinar Series Presents:
Zero Waste Events: Best Practices & Case Studies
Join us for the next STAR webinar!
Join us for our second educational webinar of 2017, just in time to get you in the Earth Day spirit! This free webinar will showcase best practices and real-life examples of how to run successful zero-waste events. Three different communities and one waste hauler will share experiences, advice, and best practices with attendees, which is particularly helpful as many communities are gearing up to host Earth Day events.
Donna Kliewer with the City of Allen and Robert Medigovich with Community Waste Disposal will share how this partnership has helped the City of Allen achieve high diversion rates for a number of events throughout the year. Jordan Fengel with the City of Georgetown will share his experience with creating a zero waste plan for their annual Red Poppy Festival, which draws an average of 60,000 people over two days. And Amy Kirwin will discuss her experience managing zero waste events within the college City of San Marcos.
When: Tuesday April 4th, 1-2:30 PM CT
Where: In your office!
Donna Kliewer, City of Allen and Robert Medigovich, Community Waste Disposal
Jordan Fengel, City of Georgetown
Amy Kirwin, City of San Marcos
The battery recycling landscape is changing in the US due to a steady increase in the purchase of portable devices using batteries followed by growing consumer demand for more convenient, one-stop recycling for all household batteries, whether single-use or rechargeable.
However, funding hasn’t matched desire. Industry stewards voluntarily fund the recycling of rechargeable batteries to satisfy government hazardous waste regulations. Single-use batteries do not pose the same environmental threat, so funding must come from other sources.
In response to this shifting landscape, Call2Recycle is rolling out a new all-battery program in the US, effective April 1. We’ve developed a new menu of services from which collection sites can choose the one that best fits their needs. Our services still include collection boxes and bulk shipping; we’ve introduced a pay-as-you-go, all-battery collection kit option available through one upfront fee.
New Service Highlights
For more information on the new all-battery recycling program, visit these helpful links:
ARC Board Member Don Curran, Facility Manager, Virco, Inc. highlighted in the current publication of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).
To view article in its entirety visit: https://asbointl.org/about/corporate-partnership/virco,-inc
March 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
VIRCO Manufacturing Facility, Conway, AR 72034
Lunch will be served! Visit this site in the coming days for a complete list of topics and speakers.
Calling all Arkansas Colleges and Universities for RecycleMania 2017
The 2017 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition encourages all colleges and universities in Arkansas to get involved! Throughout February and March of 2017, campuses across the country will be rallying students and staff to step up their recycling game and reduce waste as part of this friendly competition. Registration closes February 3, so register now! Join the Arkansas number of colleges, including the University of Arkansas and the University of the Ozarks who have all already signed up for the 2017 competition. Visit www.recyclemania.org to get full details, including competition dates, and to sign-up for a series of orientation webinars to help campus coordinators get ready for the start of the competition. While they’re at it, coordinators can also add their school to list of schools signed-up for 2017. Local government and organizations are encouraged to pass the word onto local colleges that aren’t yet on the participation list.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition
Governor Hutchinson has issued a proclamation that officially names today, Nov. 15, as America Recycles Day in Arkansas.
In his proclamation the Governor wrote, “Although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in Arkansas to date, we must also continue to focus on other initiatives such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products.”
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is celebrated on Nov. 15. Each year, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) promotes America Recycles Day in Arkansas. This nationally recognized day is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling.
In honor of this day, people all over the nation are encouraged to take the “I Recycle” pledge at AmericaRecyclesDay.org. In addition to taking the pledge, many will host recycling events, participate in existing events or get involved by showing their support on social media.
Each year November 15 is recognized as America Recycles Day – a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. ARD reminds us that we can each do our part to reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled products. This is an opportunity have fun while promoting these ideas in your office and at home! America Recycles Day events are not limited to 11/15 so consider doing something fun in your office anytime. Here are some ideas:
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