Product Stewardship Strategies for Local Governments
Seattle, July 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The conference provided municipal, county and state elected officials, local government policy staff, and solid waste industry stakeholders with an understanding of product stewardship, an overview of product stewardship policies and regulations currently in place in the U.S. and Canada, and an introduction to the kinds of local and state product stewardship legislation that may be used to reduce waste and increase recycling.
The conference featured key presentations by experts with hands-on experience in developing and managing product stewardship programs at the Canadian provincial and local government level:
- Betsy Dorn, Senior Consultant, StewardEdge. StewardEdge is a consulting and management firm that has worked extensively in Europe and Canada advising on the development product stewardship programs. The company currently manages several programs for Canadian governments. View presentations (pptx)
- Marilyn Journeaux, Manager, Solid Waste Services, City of Ottawa. Ottawa has used local product take-back programs to successfully reduce the quantities of specific materials in the waste stream. View presentations (ppt)
- Vincent Sferrazza, Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto. Toronto participates in the province-wide Ontario blue-box collection program through which producers/brand owners pay a portion of municipal recycling collection and processing costs. View presentations (ppt)
- Dick Lilly, Business Area Manager for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship, Seattle Public Utilities. View presentations (pptx)
- Sego Jackson, Principal Planner, Snohomish County Solid Waste. View presentations (ppt)
- Bill Smith, Senior Environmental Specialist for the City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Division. View presentations (pptx)
Each presentation was followed by discussions and Q&A sessions that included Puget Sound area policy makers who have experience with product stewardship concepts and legislation.
Portions of the conference were available by a webinar produced by EPA Region 10.
Participation was by invitation only due to limited space. There was no charge.