Industry Events and Workshops

Several industry events and workshops will be held in conjunction with the Resource Recycling Conference. You will be able to register for these events and workshops on your conference registration form.

Sunday, August 27

Meet and Greet

Presented by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: The Local (931 Nicollet Mall - 3 blocks from hotel)
Fee: No Fee / No host food and beverage

Held at The Local, a cozy Irish pub near the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, this informal get together is open to all. Get reacquainted with friends and colleagues prior to Monday's pre-conference activities.


Monday, August 28

NRC Board of Directors Meeting

Presented by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: No Fee

The National Recycling Coalition Board of Directors will meet prior to the annual members' meeting.  Meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.

 

Measurement Matters

Presented by Environmental Protection Agency and Emerge Knowledge
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: TBD
 

Intro to Zero Waste Training

Presented by Zero Waste USA
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: $125 / Registration Required

Are you wondering what Zero Waste really means? Are you interested in learning how Zero Waste has become a key component of community and business sustainability plans across the US and the globe? Want to know more about the connection between Zero Waste and climate change, social justice and green jobs as well as the benefits to businesses pursuing Zero Waste? This lively interactive class is for you! Recommended reading list sent out in advance to increase your benefit from the class. Certificates of completion provided to all who pass exam. Questions? Contact Gary Liss at 916-652-7850. Register for this event on your conference registration form. Lunch is on own.
 

Zero Waste Community Principles and Tools

Presented by Zero Waste USA
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: $125 / Registration Required

Ready to go deeper into the study of Zero Waste? This course covers the Zero Waste International Alliance Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities, Eight Steps to Becoming a Zero Waste Community and the Zero Waste Brain Trust Community Assessment Tools. Also showcased are contracting and procurement best practices with mini-case studies and the USEPA's web resource Managing and Transforming Waste Streams: A Tool for Communities, which enables users to explore 100 policy and program options plus 300 links to city and county ordinances, contract language and program websites. Recommended reading list sent out in advance to increase your benefit from the class. Certificates of completion provided to all who pass exam.  Prerequisite: Zero Waste USA's Introduction to Zero Waste Class – attendance and exam. Students with a proven grasp of the subject may take the exam in lieu of taking the Intro class. Questions? Contact Gary Liss at 916-652-7850. Register for this event on your conference registration form. Lunch is on own.
 

NRC Annual Members' Meeting

Presented by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: No Fee / Pre-registration Requested

The National Recycling Coalition Board of Directors will report on the state of the organization, finances, progress and goals. Candidates for the Board of Directors will be introduced during the meeting. The meeting opens the voting of candidates.

 

Recycling Organization Council Meeting, Organizational Training and Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

Time: 1:00 - 2:45 pm open to all NRC Board of Directors and ROC members / 3:00 - 5:00 pm open to ROC representative only
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: No Fee

 

Industry Tours

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Eureka Recycling and Waste Management Minneapolis MRF
Fee: $20

More information to come.

 

Welcome Reception with Murray J. Fox Scholarship and NRC Annual Awards Announcements

Presented by National Recycling Coalition and Recycling Association of Minnesota
Time: Doors open at 6 7:00 - 7:40 pm scholarship and award announcements / 7:40 - 10:00 pm networking reception
Meeting Room: Northstar Ballroom
Fee: $35

The Welcome Reception is a join fundraiser for the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the National Recycling Coalition. The reception offers a chance to network with peers, meet and congratulate scholarship and award winners, and meet other conference attendees. One beverage ticket and light refreshments are included in the reception fee.


Tuesday, August 29

NRC "Outgoing" Board of Directors Meeting

Presented by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: No Fee / Lunch included for conference attendees
 

Recycling Town Hall: Connecting Trade Groups and State Recycling Associations

Presented/Sponsored by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Meeting Room: Lakeshore Ballroom
Fee: No Fee

The National Recycling Coalition serves as a portal to pair recycling association decision-makers directly with market-development organizations. In this special session inspired by town hall gatherings, the NRC is bringing together recycling supply chain representatives – from collections through end markets – to help establish relationships, dialogue and business opportunities. Town hall attendees are expected to include state, regional and national recycling market-development groups, as well as state and local recycling organization members and leadership.

Among those taking part are leaders from the American Chemistry Council, the American Forest & Paper Association, the Association of Plastic Recyclers, the Carton Council, the Construction & Demolition Materials Recycling Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Glass Packaging Institute, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Keep America Beautiful, the Northeast Recycling Coalition, the Paper Recycling Coalition, the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Southeast Recycling Development Council, the Steel Recycling Institute and The Recycling Partnership.


Wednesday, August 30

NRC "New" Board of Directors Meeting

Presented by National Recycling Coalition
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Meeting Room: TBD
Fee: No Fee / Lunch included for conference attendees

 

Industry Tours

Time: 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Dem-Con Materials Recovery Facility
Fee: $20

More information to come.