Registration is now open for the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) Recycling Update 19 conference on Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Freight & Salvage Auditorium in Berkeley, California.
Click here to register and here for March 17 Tour details.
For 18 years now Recycling Update (RU) has brought together waste reduction professionals to learn about what's new and different in discard materials management. It's more than 300 of the best and brightest from our industry all in one auditorium on one day. It's where people network, catch up with friends, and get the latest information about industry technologies, policies, and innovations relating to the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (Compost). Often called conference "speed dating" or duplicated in short-form as "the lightening round" all 25+ presentations are high-points only in less than 10 minutes (with questions to follow). RU has kept people coming back for more every year, and has been rated the best one day conference in the country.
Confirmed Speakers for RU19:
Tim Croll of the City of Seattle, Washington Public Utilities on the One Less Truck (EOW Garbage) Program & the New South Seattle LEED Certified Transfer Station.
Alicia Polacok of the City of Portland, Oregon Bureau of Planning & Sustainability on Reuse & the Be Resourceful Program.
Peter Slote of the City of Oakland, California with Oakland's New Path.
The City of Palo Alto, California on its No Garbage Cart Pilot.
Dana Gunders of the National Resources Defense Council on Food Expiration Dating.
Jacques Franco of CalReycle with What's New for Anaerobic Digestion in California.
iFixit.com with What's New for iFixit, Including an Exciting Project on Apparel Repair & Reuse.
StopWaste on Mandatory Commercial Recycling in Alameda County, California.
Heidi Sanborn of the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) with What's New for EPR in California.
Susan Robinson of Waste Management Federal Public Affairs with EPR Trends from the Hauler's Perspective.
Doug Spitzer of Superlink USA on the Green Fence & What it Means to Plastics Here.
Moore Recycling on the Green Fence & What it Means to Plastics in China.
The City of Napa, California with Napa Recycling & Waste Service on their New Mobile Curbside Special Collection program.
Gary Liss with an Update on the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council.
Matt Hirota of the University of California, Merced on his Signage Experiment & Keeping it Simple.
Ryan Mykita of LeanPath with LeanPath's New Second Generation Food Waste Reduction Software.
Peter Mui on Fixit Clinics.
Waste Management of Alameda County, California on High Diversion Mixed Waste Processing in Alameda County.
Amir Soltani with his Recycling Documentary Dogtown Redemption (a 20 minute segment will be shown at the end of lunch).
And more with over 25 presentations in 1 great auditorium on 1 great day!
*New this year: RU Tours on Monday March 17, 2014. RU Tours will have the theme of what's new and/or different and offer cutting-edge facilities in the Bay Area on an insider's tour at a dirt cheap price. Click here for tour info and registration and leave the whole day open.
Have a question about RU or the RU Tours? Please email email@example.com
Attention Youth: In addition to coming to RU and the RU Tours, please join the NCRA 2014 Zero Waste Youth Convergence on Sunday March 16, 2014. Clickhere for more info on the ZWYC!