Past Meetings

IRA Webinar: Resume & Interview Guidance

 

April 13, 2021

 

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Webinar

This webinar will help students and recent graduates who are entering the workforce prepare for resumes and interviews. You will find out what recruiters from two Iowa-based environmental engineering firms are looking for in a resume and learn how to stru

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Virtual Conference: Plastics Recycling Conference

 

April 07, 2021

 

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 

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The Plastics Recycling Conference, now in its 16th year, is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. This year's fully online event, slated for April 7-8, brings together plastics reclaimers, equipment ma

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NERC's Spring '21 Virtual Conference

 

March 30, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

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The Northeast Recycling Council's events are designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn, share ideas, discuss the issues and network with others.

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Webinar: Municipal Parks & Composting: A Natural Partnership

 

March 25, 2021

 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

 

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The US Composting Council will host a webinar on Thursday March 25th to bring together Parks Departments from various municipalities across the country to learn about their composting operations, with a focus on programs that accept and process food scrap

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Webinar: Effective Strategies for Reducing Contamination in Residential Recycling

 

March 25, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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During this webinar, participants will learn from representatives from state and local governments and materials recovery facilities about successful strategies and programs that are reducing contamination in the recycling stream.

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Webinar: Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) Update to Model Legislation

 

March 25, 2021

 

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 

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Please join John Gilkeson, of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Chair of the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH), for a discussion about TPCH's recent update to their model legislation

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Webinar: EPR Masterclass 2021 Approaching Circularity for Packaging via EPR: Producer Perspectives

 

March 24, 2021

 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

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Packaging brand owners from Europe, Canada, and the United States will share their perspectives on packaging EPR systems that represent different stages in the evolution of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) across the globe.

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Compost Training Program

 

March 16, 2021

 

10:00 PM to 5:30 PM

 

Webinar


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The Northeast Colorado Compost Manufacturing: Principles & Practices (CM:PP) course consists of a two day Livestream course and an optional third day Self-Driven Tour which is designed to expand and refresh your knowledge of the compost production process

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Webinar: Can stabilization/solidification mitigate the effects of RO?

 

March 11, 2021

 

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

 

Webinar


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Conventional treatments of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have proven ineffective at destroying these “forever chemicals." Reverse osmosis (RO) has shown to be effective at removing PFAS from landfill leachate, but like most filtration or mem

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Plastic Film Recycling & End-Markets

 

March 09, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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A panel conversation about residential plastic film recycling and the status of film end-markets. 

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Webinar: Debinding Books to Increase Profits

 

March 04, 2021

 

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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The Environmental University, in association with the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), Greif Recycling, and Norman Milner, Inc. will hold an educational webinar on increasing paper markets by debinding books.

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Webinar: Material Characterization and Economic Impacts of Recycling - 2020 Reports

 

February 25, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

 

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In 2018, the United States generated more than 292 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW). Measuring waste generation and how it is managed characterizes the national waste stream and is an important foundation for managing materials.

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Webinar: Zero Waste Communities: A Vision for the Future

 

February 25, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 

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Cities and towns across the United States have developed and launched comprehensive plans with clear timetables in their drive toward waste-free communities. They are now taking action to achieve these ambitious goals. These actions are also proving key t

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Webinar: Rewarding Recycling: Learnings from the World’s Highest-Performing Deposit Return Systems

 

February 23, 2021

 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

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Motivated by this confluence of trends, policymakers, environmental organizations and businesses are actively evaluating solutions such as deposit return systems for the sustainable management of single-use beverage containers. 

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Strategies for Collecting Residential Food Waste

 

February 03, 2021

 

1:00 AM to 2:30 PM

 

Webinar


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Composting & anaerobic digestion are great, but first the organics have to be collected.

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IWRC Energy Efficiency Webinar #2

 

February 02, 2021

 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

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During these challenging times, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center is finding new ways to assist Iowa's small businesses.

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Webinar: Recycling Markets in 2021

 

January 28, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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With the new year, will the recycling markets get better?  We will hear from three leading industry experts on what to expect in 2021.

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Webinar: Government Recycling Demand Champion Program - Introduction

 

January 27, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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Taking action to support the recycling industry is essential - especially these days.  A new national program, the NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion Program, provides a simple strategy for closing the loop by buying products with post-consumer

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Virtual Conference: Virtual COMPOST 2021

 

January 26, 2021

 

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 

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Virtual COMPOST 2021 is the national U.S. Composting Council conference that will take place on January 26 and 27, 2021.

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Webinar: Depackaging & Commercial Composting - An Integrated System for Organics Recycling

 

January 20, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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Depackaging is a relative new player in the commercial composting industry, providing a tool for commercially generated food waste - such as unsold and damaged food and beverages - to be separated from its packaging.  The food is composted in an anaerobic

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Webinar: How to Buy Recycled - A Training

 

January 13, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

 

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This training webinar will provide purchasing officials, decision-makers, and recycling advocates with information about how to buy recycled.

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Webinar: Alternative Recycling Technologies & Products with Post-consumer Resin

 

January 12, 2021

 

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

 

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Moving the conversation about alternative recycling technologies from speculation to reality, and its role relative to traditional recycling programs and post-consumer resins, is the goal of this webinar.

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EVENTS

ARCHIVED IRA WEBINARS

April 8, 2020: Effective Communication and Outreach in the Waste Industry >>

Lea Hensel, Business Development Specialist, Foth Infrastructure and Environment, [email protected]: Presentation >>
Luke Soiseth, Principal and Copywriter, Mod and Co., [email protected]: Presentation (26MB) >>
Alita Kane, Community Program Coordinator, The Recycling Partnership, [email protected]: Presentation >>

April 17, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 on Recycling & Waste in Iowa >>

Joe Bolick, Director, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, [email protected]
Alan Schumacher, IRA President, Business Development and Sales, Quincy Recycle, [email protected]
Lea Hensel, Business Development Specialist, Foth Infrastructure and Environment, [email protected]