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Webinars

Revolutionizing Recycling: Innovations for a Circular Economy

Panelists:

  • Judy Moon, Digimarc

  • Peter Daheb, Pillumina

  • Jeffy Gloyd, BinIt

  • Nicole Toole, ECGO

  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: FREE 

 

Review and Stakeholder Input Session: A First in the Nation Marine Flare EPR Bill

Panelists:

  • Nadia Mahallati, Office of Senator Catherine Blakespear, CA D-38

  • Leslie Lukacs, Zero Waste Sonoma

  • Courtney Scott, Zero Waste Sonoma

  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  • Jordan Wells, National Stewardship Action Council

Date: Monday, May 6, 2024

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: FREE 

Household Hazardous Waste Extended Producer Responsibility: Reduce Costs and Increase Convenience

Panelists:

  • Senator Catherine Blakespear, CA D-38

  • Leslie Lukacs, Zero Waste Sonoma

  • Shannon Choquette, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

  • Josh Kelly, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

  • Mannie Cheung, Product Care Recycling

  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  • Jordan Wells, National Stewardship Action Council

 

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE for NSAC, SAF, & NAHMMA funders and collaborating NGOs - If applicable, please email victoria@nsaction.us for discount code. $50 for on-NAHMMA members.

2024 Legislative Session National, State, and Local Bill Introductions: Patterns, Opportunities, & Challenges

 

Panelists:

  • Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director

  • Jordan Wells, Director of Advocacy and Communications

 

Date: February 14, 2024

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PT

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $150, FREE for NSAC & SAF funders and collaborating NGOs - If applicable, please email victoria@nsaction.us for discount code.

 

Bi-Annual Supporter Meeting of the National Stewardship Action Council and the Stewardship Action Foundation

 

Panelists:

  • Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director

  • Tim Goncharoff, NSAC Board President

  • Eric Zetz, SAF Board President

  • Jordan Wells, Director of Advocacy and Communications

 

Date: January 25, 2024 12-1 PM PST

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: $150, FREE for NSAC & SAF funders and collaborating NGOs - If applicable, please email victoria@nsaction.us for discount code.

State of the Lightbulb: Saying Farewell to Fluorescents Webinar

 

Panelists:

  • Representative Nicole Lowen, State of Hawaii

  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, State of California

  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  • Brian Fadie, Appliance Standards Awareness Project

  • Sarah Nichols, Natural Resources Council of Maine

  • Susanne Passantino, Republic Services

 

Date: October 4th, 2023 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

Duration: 60 minutes

Click here to watch the recording

Click here to see the presentation slides

 

 

 

SB 212 Webinar​: CA Statewide Medication & Needles EPR Implementation Webinar for Local Governments

Panelists:

  1. Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  2. Chris Smith, Drug Take Back Program

  3. Ashley Louisiana, RecycleSmart

  4. Courtney Scott, Zero Waste Sonoma

 

Date: Aug 22, 2023 10:00am – 11:00am PT

Duration: 60 minutes

 

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Recycling Refund Webinar 2-23-2023

Panelists:

  • National Stewardship Action Council: Heidi Sanborn

  • Container Recycling Institute: Susan Collins

  • Inland Ocean Coalition: Melissa Jung

  • Reloop: Elizabeth Balkan

  • US PIRG: Janet Domenitz

  • World Wildlife Fund: Anthony Tusino

  • National Recycling Coalition: Bob Gedert

  • Can Manufacturers Institute: Scott Breen

  • Solid Waste Association of North America: Jesse Maxwell

  • Rotary International: Steve Bender

  • Atlantic Packaging: Wes Carter

  • BlueTriton: Edward Ferguson

  • Association of Plastics Recyclers: Kate Bailey

  • The Recycling Partnership: Dylan de Thomas

  • Glass Packaging Institute: Scott Defife

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Date: February 23, 2023

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SB 54: The Path to Passage

 

Panelists:

  1. Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, National Stewardship Action Council

  2. Senator Ben Allen, representing CA's 26th District

  3. Tina Andolina, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Ben Allen

  4. Chuck Helget, Director of Governmental Affairs, Republic Services

  5. Adam Regele, Policy Advocate, CalChamber

  6. Derek Dolfie, Legislative Representative, League of California Cities

  7. John Kennedy, Policy Advocate, Rural County Representatives of California

  8. Dr. Anja Brandon, U.S. Plastics Policy Analyst, Ocean Conservancy

  9. Dylan De Thomas, VP of External Affairs, The Recycling Partnership

  10. Dr. Alexis Jackson, Associate Director, The Nature Conservancy

Date Recorded: September 28, 2022

Duration: 120 minutes

Cost: FREE

Watch now: https://youtu.be/09oDM6dS-Zo

Sharps & Medicine Waste Management: Innovations and Policy Update Webinar

Panelists included:

  1. Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, National Stewardship Action Council

  2. Marion Briggs, Sustainability Manager, HealthBeacon

  3. Sarah Hanssen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, UltiMed

  4. Cedric Gysel, Manager of Health Care Solutions Design, Johnson & Johnson

  5. Peter Daheb, CEO & Co-Founder, Pillumina 

Date Recorded: September 15, 2022

Duration: 120 minutes

Cost: FREE

Watch now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o02k5jZU2Aw 

This webinar is hosted by the Stewardship Action Foundation (SAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Smoking Waste Pollution Prevention

Panelists:

  1. California Assemblymember Luz Rivas

  2. California Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris

  3. New York State Senator Senator Liz Krueger (Pre-recorded)

  4. Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of NSAC

  5. Dr. Thomas Novotny, Cigarette Butt Pollution Project

Date Recorded: February 22, 2022

Duration: 50 minutes

Cost: $150, FREE for NSAC funders, legislative staff, media, and collaborating NGOs - If applicable, please email victoria@nsaction.us for discount code.

This webinar is hosted by the Stewardship Action Foundation (SAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All monies will go to SAF.

FREE Legislative Update: Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act 2021 & Related Bills in Various States

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon, American Geophysical Union (AGU)/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

  2. Jessica Gauger, Director of Legislative Advocacy and Public Affairs at the California Association of Sanitation Agencies

  3. Eric Nelson, Founder of Circonomey Innovations

  4. Maia Corbitt, President of Texans for Clean Water and Director of Advocacy and Mission Giving for the Garver, Black, Hilyard Family Foundation.

  5. Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of NSAC

Date Recorded: Thursday, April 14, 2021

Duration:1.5 hours

Cost: FREE

Watch Now: https://youtu.be/gCYbYqiF9kU

How to Make Money from Saving the World: Business-Driven Solutions to Organics Recycling

Panelists:

  1. Eric Myers, Waste Management

  2. Peter Ettinger, Bioenergy DevCo

  3. Rowena Romano, Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment

  4. Heidi Sanborn, NSAC

  5. Roy Weedman, JLL

Date Recorded: March 12, 2021

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125;

FREE for funders, collaborating NGOs, legislative staff, and members of the press.

$75 for NAHMMA & STAR members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please email Jordan@nsaction.us

 

Basel Convention Amendments & its Impacts on the U.S.

Featuring Basel Action Network Founder and Executive Director, Jim Puckett.

Date recorded: November 19, 2020

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $100

FREE for funders & collaborating NGOs.

$50 for NAHMMA & STAR members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please email Jordan@nsaction.us

 

Cannabis Waste

Date Recorded: October 29, 2020

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for funders & collaborating NGOs.

$75 for STAR members, $25 for NAHMMA members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please email Jordan@nsaction.us 

Panelists:

  1. Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  2. Jonathan Lee, Gaiaca Waste Revitalization

  3. Jason Lammers, The Cannabis Alliance

  4. David Pauwels, The Pauwels Company

  5. Tony Perrotta, Greentec

  6. Michael Hren, City of Merced

Flushable Wipes

This webinar will have a panel discussing the problems caused by "flushable" wipes which are mostly plastic and causing clogs in sewer systems across the country. We will discuss the real costs and possible solutions including legislation such as AB 1672 in California. Panelists include:

  • Heidi Sanborn, National Stewardship Action Council

  • Assemblymember Richard Bloom, California State Assembly

  • Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State Legislature

  • Jessica Gauger, California Association of Sanitation Agencies

  • Cynthia Finley, National Association of Clean Water Agencies

  • Shane Trimmer, Representative Alan Lowenthal

Date Recorded: April 10, 2020    

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for funders and collaborating NGOs.

$75 for NAHMMA, NACWA, and STAR members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please email jordan@nsaction.us

Tobacco Waste

This webinar will have a panel talking about the tobacco litter problem, the pending legislation in California SB 424, and other legislation such as the tobacco bill in Maine. We will review the problem and potential solutions to the world's most littered plastic product. Panelists included:

  1. Heidi Sanborn,  NSAC

  2. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)

  3. Sarah Nichols, Sustainable Maine Project Director

  4. Mike Roylos, Founder, Sidewalk Buttlr

  5. Jonathan Black, Senior Policy Advisor, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Date Recorded: March 13, 2020

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. $75 for NAHMMA members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please call 916-431-7804

Pharmaceuticals and Sharps

Pharmaceuticals and sharps are a significant public health and safety risk when improperly disposed of, which is why California passed SB 212 to require the producers of these products to fund and operate a take-back program statewide. Learn from the experts who passed this legislation on how any state or county can achieve EPR for meds and sharps. Speakers include:

  1. Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

  2. Heidi Sanborn, NSAC

  3. Tim Goncharoff, Santa Cruz County Public Works

  4. Beverly Hanstrom, Colorado Medical Waste

  5. Dan Moran, Covanta

Date Recorded: December 11, 2019

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. $75 for NAHMMA members.

For more information and/or receive the discount, please call 916-431-7804

Textiles

Textiles and clothing are an important component in residential waste streams- coming from our closets, bathrooms, kitchen, or living room. Textiles and clothing also have industrial uses in firefighting, healthcare, agricultural work, and cooking. We are surrounded by products containing textiles and it’s about time to discuss end-of-life for these materials. Textiles comprise 4% of the CA waste stream according to CalRecycle’s 2014 waste characterization report and many clothing manufacturers agree that raw material sourcing has the largest impact in GHG reduction efforts. Join this webinar to learn what manufacturers are doing upstream to address textile sustainability and how jurisdictions are dealing with textile recycling at end-of-life. Panelists include Mark Walker, CEA of Outerknown, Andy Keller, CEO of ChicoBag, and Dr. Joanne Brasch of NSAC, who holds a PhD in Textile Economics and teaches at UC Davis in the Department of Textiles and Clothing. 

Date Recorded: November 1, 2019     Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. $75 for NAHMMA members. For more information and/or receive the discount, please call 916-431-7804

Household Hazardous Waste Reuse

As sponsors of SB 726 in California, a bill that would allow for the reuse of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) that is currently not allowed statewide due to restrictions by some local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA), NSAC will gather industry experts to share how HHW reuse can be expanded and better tracked while removing barriers to implementation. Speakers include:

  1. Heidi Sanborn, NSAC

  2. Chris Ripley, Smarter Sorting

  3. Victoria Hodge, Smarter Sorting

  4. Elizabeth Rouan, San Mateo County, Environmental Health Services

  5. William Stockton, Habitat for Humanity

Date Recorded: September 5, 2019

Duration: 1 Hour

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. $75 for NAHMMA members.

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Battery Recycling 

Batteries help power the world we live in, but improper disposal can cause fires. Batteries are now a leading cause of fires in the materials management industry and a serious threat to their ability to secure insurance coverage, NSAC is hosting this webinar to share viable solutions including producer responsibility.

Date Recorded: July 24, 2019

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. Click Here to Download

For more information, please email jordan@nsaction.us

Producer Responsibility Policy Options for Tobacco Waste 

As sponsors of SB 424 (Jackson) on Tobacco Waste Reduction- NSAC is hosting a webinar to discuss producer responsibility policy options for tobacco waste. Invited speakers from various companies will share their product stewardship stories addressing tobacco waste in the environment.

Date Recorded: June 21, 2019

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for funders. Click Here to Download

For more information, please email jordan@nsaction.us

Solar Panel Recycling in California

We invite solar panel installers, local government, recyclers, and waste haulers to watch our webinar on solar panel recycling in California. Learn about solar panel recycling concerns and information on future recycling in California.

Date Recorded: June 13, 2019

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $125; FREE for funders - Click to watch

For more information, please email jordan@nsaction.us

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