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EPA Satellite Forum: Communities: Setting Trends in Waste Prevention and Recycling

On May 1, 2002, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern time), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor a satellite forum entitled "Communities: Setting Trends in Waste Prevention and Recycling". This program will assist solid waste managers in establishing effective waste reduction programs. Panelists include: Charlie Reighart, Baltimore County, MD Department of Public Works which earned the 2001 Bronze Award for Integrated Solid Waste Systems for the County's unique residential refuse/recycling management system; and John Reindl, Dane County, WI Department of Public Works who has authored over 100 articles, fact sheets, and market directories on solid waste management. The forum panel will share lessons learned about their own government programs for waste prevention, and recycling. In addition to the panelists' presentations, video clips will highlight other successful programs and viewers can call in and ask questions.

EPA and its partners encourage you to participate in any way you can.

The satellite forum will be accessible to downlink at locations nationwide. You may organize a viewing opportunity for a few of your colleagues, students, and local organizations, or you may wish to host a larger event with speakers or panelists from your community or region. Either way, we hope that this forum will offer you an opportunity to gain new insights about solid waste reduction.

Being a downlink site coordinator is easy and the downlink is free. EPA has developed a complete downlink coordinator's kit the simplifies the task of organizing a downlink site for your school or organization. It includes We'll even supply you with supporting publications such as "Environmentally Preferable Purchasing" , "Electronics Reuse and Recycling", "Recovering Organics", "Closing the Loop" and "Donation Programs?Turning Trash into Treasure".

Click on this link$subst ('recip.memberid') to review the downlink coordinator's kit, speakers
biographies and additional resources. You can also complete the Online Registration Form to register a downlink site.

If you have questions about becoming a downlink site coordinator, please contact:
WasteWise Satellite Forum
c/o ERG, Inc.
2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: 703 841-1440

Speaker's Biographies

Learn More:
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program helping U.S. organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefitting the bottom line and the environment.

National Recycling Council (NRC)

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Past Wastewise Webcasts:
Solid Waste Gets a Higher Education: College/University Waste Reduction Satellite Forum, February 2001
The National Recycling Coalition's College and University Recycling Council & WasteWise teamed up to broadcast information that will support colleges and universities in establishment of effective waste reduction programs.

Why "Waste" a Cool Planet, December 2000
See what you can do about solid waste management and global warming. Meet experts, business owners, and government representatives that are all working to raise awareness of climate change impacts.

EPA WasteWise Buy Recycled Forum, April 2000
This program was designed to provide businesses, governments and other organizations with insights on ways to purchase quality, competitively priced recycled products.

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