NRRA Summer Series Webinar: Educate, Don't Contaminate! A Toolkit to Clean up Recycling
In 2019, ecomaine, waste manager for 400,000 people in Maine, along with four municipal partners, piloted an internship program to address costly recycling contamination. Before heading out into the communities, interns received a deep dive training into the waste hierarchy and the recent changes to the recycling market. Over 8 weeks, interns tagged recycling bins and provided residents with educational materials on proper recycling that utilized community-based social marketing principles. Following the success of the pilot, the partners created a toolkit for communities facing high contamination rates to implement a similar program.
Join the Northeast Resource Recovery Association, your recycling nonprofit, for this webinar to discuss these issues. Lucy is the Sustainability Program Coordinator in South Portland, ME. Matt Grondin is the Communications Manager at ecomaine.
This webinar is available for both NRRA members and nonmembers. The following audiences are encouraged to participate: municipal recycling and transfer station staff, solid waste operators, public works staff, state and local government officials and staff, educators and community members. New Hampshire solid waste operators will receive one hour of continuing education credit for participating.
NRRA Member Pricing: Attend one webinar for $25 using the discount code: NRRAMEMBER as your register OR select any ten webinars for $20 each (for a total of $200) using the discount code 200MEMBERS10WEBINARS.
Not-yet-member pricing: Attend one webinar for $50 or select any ten webinars for $40 each using the discount code: 400NONMEMBERS10WEBINARS.
If you cannot attend the webinar live, please register if you would like to receive the recording following the webinar. While participants are encouraged to join the webinar from their computer, there is an option to listen by phone- only participants will not be able to ask questions. Both computer and phone directions for joining the webinar will be provided by confirmation email upon registration.