Fall Environmental Round Table - The Future of Recycling and Act 101

October 11, 2017 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM

Join PRC and PA's top rexperts to hear about the future of recycling in the Commonwealth!

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Hear from recycling experts and join the conversation!

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Join PRC for a roundtable discussion about the future of recycling in PA. Hear from top experts on the state of the recycling industry, the environmental and financial impacts of PA recycling programs, and challenges to sustaining and growing recycling in PA. Share your thoughts on questions like:

  • Is it time to update or overhaul Act 101, the state's mandatory recycling law?
  • How can we make it easier for consumers to know what materials to recycle?
  • Is single stream still the way to go or is increasing contamination a threat?
  • How do we fix the e-waste recycling program and the Covered Device Recycling Act?
  • Given changes in consumer behavior and the markets for recyclable commodities, should mandatory recycling programs be focusing on a narrower variety of materials?
  • How do we encourage more recycling in small businesses without imposing prohibitive costs?
Following the round table, attendees are invited to network with PRC members and guests while enjoying local snacks and beverages.

Moderator: Howard Wein, PRC Director Emeritus, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Panelists:

Prof. John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability, Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, Widener University, Commonwealth Law School

David Hess, Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Departmnet of Environmental Protection

Joy Smallwood, Recycling Coordinator, Allegheny County

Justin Stockdale, PRC Western Regional Director

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Event Location

Construction Junction
214 N Lexington Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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