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EIA's Future Industry Leaders Alliance (FILA) Webinar for NSWMA/WASTEC members

Meeting Description:

Product stewardship – the idea that manufacturers should be “responsible” for reducing the lifecycle social and environmental impacts of their products – aims to increase recycling while also establishing a new way to fund recycling programs. Thirty-two states currently have passed over 70 product stewardship laws on 9 product categories, including electronics, paint, carpet, and mercury-containing products. More than 30 European countries and four Canadian provinces have laws on packaging stewardship, a hot topic in the U.S.

 In this program, Chaz Miller of NSWMA and Scott Cassel of the Product Stewardship Institute will discuss the results of current laws and their impact on the recycling industry, as well as recently released policies on product stewardship by each organization.

The session will include time for Q&A. The FREE Webinar is being presented by EIA's FILA for NSWMA and WASTEC members.
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Steve Changaris, FILA Program Administrator
 Presenter Information
Chaz Miller, NSWMA
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Chaz Miller is State Programs Director for the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA). He manages NSWMA’s regional staff and their state advocacy efforts along with NSWMA’s federal advocacy efforts. Miller has testified at Congressional and state hearings on solid waste and recycling issues. Miller has been a keynoter and speaker at solid waste and recycling conferences in the United States and Canada.  He was a plenary session speaker at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Waste Management Conference in Tokyo, February 2011. He writes “The Circular File”, an award-winning column for Waste Age magazine. He was a member of the District of Columbia Transfer Station Site Selection Panel. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Recycling Coalition and was President of the Maryland Recycling Network.  His previous work experience includes the Glass Packaging Institute and the US EPA Office of Solid Waste.

Scott Cassel, PSI
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Scott Cassel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Prior to founding PSI in 2000, he served seven years as the Director of Waste Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is a founding Board Member and past-President of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. He is also a founding Board Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, which harmonizes product stewardship programs internationally. Scott has worked on product and waste management issues for the past 30 years, for a start-up solid waste management company, a non-profit statewide environmental group, and several other government agencies. He is author of a comprehensive book chapter on product stewardship in the 2008 Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste. He was also a syndicated newspaper columnist in Massachusetts, and columnist for the Boston Business Journal.