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Hurricane Sandy Debris Management Lessons Learned

The webinar included the following presentations: Frank Gagliardo and Joseph Schiavone, CT DEEP Hurricane Sandy Debris Management Lessons Learned Robin Heston, NJ DEP New Jersey Responds to Superstorm Sandy Debris Management Planning Tool Kit for New Jersey Municipalities Peter Pettit, NYSDEC Debris Management - Lessons Learned

Installing Solar Panels on Landfills: Lessons Learned

The webinar included the following presentations: Duane Himes, Weston & Sampson Solar Facilities on Landfills: Engineering, Permitting, Construction, and Lessons Learned Sarah Weinstein, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Massachusetts Initiatives to Promote PV Development on Closed Landfills

EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM)

Presenters from EPA Headquarters and ICF International provided an overview of the most recent revisions to EPA’s WARM. EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from different waste management practices. WARM calculates and totals GHG emissions for baseline and […]

The Future of Sustainable Materials Management: Reflections from OR DEQ

Oregon DEQ is focused on issues that look “beyond discards” or “beyond the bin”. The webinar covered: An introductory presentation that addresses Oregon DEQ’s reasoning and motivation for getting out of the frame of “solid waste" A discussion about the process of effecting that transition via their “2050 Vision” A brief overview of some of […]

Conversation with Oregon DEQ on Consumption-based Emissions Inventories

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) inventories greenhouse gas emissions in two different ways: the sector-based, formally the in-boundary inventory; and the consumption-based emissions inventory (CBEI). The inventories utilize different accounting methods, and each encompasses a unique scope of emissions. This webinar explored, in broad strokes, Oregon's CBEI methodology, data sources, the lessons learned […]

Chemical Safety & Climate Change Preparedness

A briefing for state agency staff on efforts underway in Massachusetts to mitigate chemical safety risks posed by severe weather events. pollution prevention

Environmental Benefits Calculators: How They Work & How They Can Help

Joint Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and NEWMOA webinar on environmental benefits calculators that can demonstrate the climate change value of source reduction, reuse, and recycling. Featured calculators included: WARM – a tool for solid waste planners and organizations that tracks and voluntarily reports greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, energy savings, and economic impacts from different […]

Achieving Net Zero GHGs in the Solid Waste Industry

A Joint Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and NEWMOA webinar Finding a successful route to addressing climate mitigation goals as part of solid waste management is critical. The three presenters provided examples and context for how leadership organizations have been acting and what those actions have achieved. Presenters: Anne Germain , Chief Operating Officer & Senior […]

Purchasing Standards for Low Carbon Concrete

This webinar was co-organized and sponsored by NEWMOA, NERC, and the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum (WCMMF). Concrete is a critical building material. However, the cement binder used in concrete is responsible for around eight per cent of humanmade CO2 emissions. This webinar explored low carbon concrete options and the growing number of […]

Solar Panel Recycling & EPR

This webinar covered the Washington State solar panel EPR law, how the panels are recycled, and recycler certification. Presenters included: Al Salvi, Supervisor, Solid Waste Technical Services Unit, Washington Department of Ecology : PV Model Stewardship and Takeback Program Parikhit (Ricky) Sinha, Sr. Scientist, Sustainability Research, First Solar : Solar Panel Recycling & EPR Kelley […]

Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging: Policy Options that Integrate Climate Mitigation

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging is increasingly being considered in various parts of the United States. But the focus is often limited to recycling systems, and recycling has limited potential to address the threats of climate changes and plastic pollution. Policy could do more to engage producers in more meaningful and impactful solutions. This […]

Ground Glass Pozzolans – A More Sustainable Solution for Recycled Glass & Concrete Using ground glass Pozzolans instead of cement in concrete is a viable and sustainable solution. This webinar focused on this nascent industry sector, which uses locally-sourced, post-consumer glass to make an environmentally preferable building material. The free webinar was co-hosted by NERC and NEWMOA. The presenters were: Pat Grasso, Co-Managing Partner, Urban Mining Industries, […]