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SMM Roundtable

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Join the National Recycling Coalition at a follow-up event to the National Sustainable Materials Management Summit at the Resource Recycling Conference!

NRC will be hosting the “NRC Roundtable on How ROs and Communities Can Move to SMM” from 3-5pm ET on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. At the SMM Roundtable for RO’s and Communities, NRC will highlight its National Sustainable Materials Management Action Plan and the USEPA SMM Strategic Plan. Discussion will then focus on how NRC can support Recycling Organizations and communities to adopt and implement SMM policies and programs.

NRC gives special thanks to the Carton Council, SMART Recycling of NC, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Resource Recycling for their support of the session.

View the Final Draft of the SMM Strategy Plan here.

View the Roundtable Summary Document here.


Wednesday, Sept. 30
3:00 pm
Welcomes, Opening Remarks, Agenda Review and Introductions
Julie Rhodes, SMM Committee Co-Chair
3:15 NRC SMM Strategy | View Gary’s Presentation
Gary Liss, SMM Committee Co-Chair
3:20 Oregon and SMM
David Allaway, OR DEQ
3:35 Making the Transition to SMM
Infrastructure for SMM, Liz Resek, U.S. EPA
Policies to Drive SMM, Betsy Dorn, ReclayStewartEdge | View Betsy’s Presentation
Communication for SMM, Elizabeth Roe, EcoPartners | View Elizabeth’s Presentation
4:00 Breakout Groups
What do local governments and ROs need to transition to SMM?
How can NRC help local governments and ROs bring about the transition to SMM?
How are these related to EPA Strategic Plan 4 priority areas (built environment, food, packaging, optimization of collection systems)?
4:30 Group Reports and Discussion
4:50 Wrap Up
5:00 Adjourn