The final program for the 27th Annual Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference can be viewed!
Download Here in PDF format: 2017 Conference Program
Thursday, August 24 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time
Register here for this free webinar.
We can reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system, and significant reductions can happen at institutions, such as schools. Students and schools can find opportunities and participate in actions that reduce waste and ensure nutritious food ends up feeding people, not landfills – by taking a closer look at what’s being thrown away at their location.
In April 2017, EPA, USDA, and the University of Arkansas finalized the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits: A Resource for Schools. The guide presents information for students, and those who work in schools, on the value of conducting an audit, how to perform the audit itself, and what to do with the data collected. It also includes a number of food waste prevention ideas.
This webinar will introduce participants to the guide, and share examples from schools that have used to the guide to meet their waste reduction goals.
Melissa Terry is a mother, urban farmer, and food policy researcher at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Melissa is the student food conservation manager for the World Wildlife Fund and co-author of the Guide toConducting Student Food Waste Audits: A Resource for Schools.
Lori De La Cruz, is the Sustainability Coordinator at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. She has specialized in sustainability and solid waste reduction education, project planning & implementation for more than 20 years. She is responsible for managing Mountain View College’s climate and sustainability action plans and reports.
Esau Milenthal was executive chef at Hutto Independent School District (ISD), in Hutto, Texas for three years. Previously, he was executive chef at other locations, including St. David’s Hospital in Austin, Texas and General Electric in Houston, Texas. Currently Mr. Milenthal is pursuing a new career in real estate.
Take advantage of the early bird registration price to through August 15 to attend the 27th Annual ARC Conference & Trade Show.
Register by clicking forms below or call the ARC office – 866-290-1429.
AR Solid Waste License holders – by attending the 2017 ARC conference you will earn more than the 6 CEU’s required for this period.
SWANA CEU credits will also be available.
*** REMINDER ***
May 12, 2017 is the deadline to apply for the ARC 2017 Annual Awards! Go to the ARC website to complete application – www.recycleark.org.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition are providing a forum for colleges and universities to help them reduce the amount of food wasted on campus. Please forward the attached flyer to any of your contacts at colleges and universities that may be interested in attending. Deadline for registrations is April 26.
Join us for the first annual Glass Recycling Summit in Kansas City!
Hear from speakers, tour the Ripple Glass plant and Owen’s Corning, visit Boulevard Brewery and have some other fun too!
More details and a full agenda to follow in the next few weeks.
Know you’re attending? Please RSVP to Sarah Luebe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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