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WSRA asks you to join us as we shed some light on LightRecycle WA! This WRED event will provide the audience with an in-depth look at the components of a “producer responsibility” recycling program for mercury-containing lamps such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes. Participants in this event will learn about the legislation that created the LightRecycle program, why it is needed, the role of the lighting manufacturers, how the program is financed and how it operates.

7/30/2015
When: Thursday, July 30, 2015
8:45 AM -3:30 PM
Where: South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Avenue S
Seattle, Washington  98108
United States
Contact: Anne Piacentino
206-244-0311

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

 8:45 am- 3:30pm 

WSRA asks you to join us as we shed some light on LightRecycle WA!  This WRED event will provide the audience with an in-depth look at the components of a “producer responsibility” recycling program for mercury-containing lamps such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes. This program provides 275 collection sites in the state of Washington where people can bring their mercury-containing lamps for recycling. Participants in this event will learn about the legislation that created the LightRecycle program, why it is needed, the role of the lighting manufacturers, how the program is financed and how it operates.   

 
Online registration is now closed, registration will be taken at the door. Thank you!

Location:

South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus
Map   and  Directions
There will be a $3 charge for parking,  we encourage you to carpool or utilize public transportation
 

Speakers:


   WA State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon
Representative Joe Fitzgibbon was first elected to represent Washington State’s 34th District in 2010. Prior to his election, Joe served as a legislative staffer in state and local government and as the Chair of the Burien Planning Commission. Joe lives in Burien and can often be found on the #120 Metro bus or riding his bike around the 34th District.

Joe serves as the Chair of the Environment Committee and sits on the Finance and Local Government Committees.
As a state representative, Joe has strongly advocated for cleaning up Puget Sound, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting and improving Washington’s land use laws. He has successfully passed into law reforms to our environmental laws that improve the functioning of those laws without compromising environmental protections. He has worked to reduce single occupancy vehicle use by expanding transit, and making walking and bicycling safer. Joe has also worked to expand access to the electoral process for historically disenfranchised populations like low-income people and youth.

   
  Steve Whittaker  
Public Health Researcher,  Local Hazardous Waste Management Program,  Public Health—Seattle & King County

Steve is a Public Health Researcher and Toxicologist with the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, where he focuses on investigating hazardous chemicals and processes in small businesses. Prior to joining LHWMP in 2008, Steve worked for 12 years in an occupational health and safety program located in the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. 

Steve has a PhD from University College London and conducted postdoctoral research in genetic- and developmental- toxicology at UC Berkeley and the University of Washington. Steve also has an adjunct faculty appointment in the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
 
   
   Peter Thermos
Program Manager, LightRecycle Washington
Peter is responsible for marketing communications, outreach and the development of the collection site network – the sites where individuals can drop off lights for recycling. Prior to LightRecycle Washington, Peter managed marketing activities at EcoLights and Total Reclaim and holds an MBA from the University of Washington.
   
   Lauren Kulokas
Senior Program Manager LightRecycle, Product Care
Lauren led the development of the Program Plan and the remittance system for the Environmental Handling Charge (EHC) that finances the program. She is the primary contact for lighting producers and created the EHC Policy Guideline that stakeholders use to navigate the program.
 
 
   Mark Kohorst
Senior Manager - Environment, Health & Safety, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Mark A. Kohorst is in his 10th year as Senior Manager for Environmental, Health & Safety at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), where for he also served for a time as Executive Director of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation. Mr. Kohorst began his career at the US EPA in Washington DC and has worked in the environmental and public health policy arenas for more than 30 years.
 
 
   Craig Lorch
Co-Owner, Total Reclaim and EcoLights Northwest
Craig has over 25 years of experience in the recycling industry. He manages strategic planning, legislative and regulatory affairs, and public outreach for Total Reclaim and EcoLights Northwest. Craig holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington. Craig has been involved in development of public policy in Washington and Oregon. He is an active member of the Department of Ecology’s Waste2Resources Advisory Committee. Further, he has represented the recycling industry in the following policy initiatives:
• Washington State Mercury Chemical Action Plan Advisory Committee
• Washington State Lead Chemical Action Plan Advisory Committee
• Washington State PBDE Chemical Action Plan Advisory Committee
• Washington Electronics Products Recycling Program Rule Development
• Oregon Mercury Task Force
• Oregon Electronics Recycling Program Advisory Group










































 



 



















 






Panel Discussion on  Lamp   Collection  with: 

Morgan Richards
McLendon Hardware
  
 Quinn Schweizer
Recology CleanScapes
   


Tour:

 EcoLights Northwest Facility
www.ecolights.com

 Cost:
$65 for members
$85 for non-members 
$35 for students

Sponsored by: 

 Presenting Sponsor

 
 

 

 Gold Sponsors
 
   


Sponsorships for this event are still available, please contact Anne Piacentino at anne@wsra.net if you are interested!

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