Nebraska Recycling Council

Webinars

2018 Webinars

We are bombarded daily with techniques that are new, innovative and offer change, but do we really need to re-invent the wheel every time a new idea comes out? Chris Vail presents guidelines, practices and methods that assist our communities in striving to recycle more, waste less and focus on source reduction.

Kelley Dennings and Casey Williams highlight recent waste reduction research and intervention results from New Dream. New Dream’s mission, as a national non-profit organization, is to empower individuals, communities and organizations to transform their consumption habits to improve well-being for people and the planet.

What is the best approach when trying to identify and engage future environmental leaders? Jessica Hare discusses her strategies for developing and maintaining new and worthwhile educational programs.

Recycling in rural areas presents unique challenges. One option is to form multi-community partnerships to capitalize on economies of scale. Learn how rural Nebraska communities can improve their recycling programs with the hub and spoke recycling model.

Jennifer Tabanico, President of Action Research, covers the basic principles of community-based social marketing as a behavior-based approach for developing effective recycling programs.

Tammy Slater, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska. Inc., gives a presentation about the Recycling, Re-Using and Re-Purposing activities of her organization. Learn about their programs, successes, and challenges, including a glass recycling pilot launched in 2017.

Lincoln’s landfill ban on cardboard will be effective April 1, 2018. Learn about financial and technical resources available to businesses, what constitutes contamination and how to prevent it, and how to work with your hauler to ensure a successful recycling program. Due to some technical difficulties during the webinar, you can follow along with the slides HERE.

Allen Langdon gives an overview of the Recycle BC program, the first 100% Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in North America where industry assumes full financial and managerial responsibility for the residential recycling system.

 

2017 Webinars

Matt Ashmore talks about his locally-owned print shop and their sustainable business practices.

Learn about HDR’s sustainable business practices, measurable goals, green team structure, and how they are committed to reducing their environmental impact.

Learn how St. Julien Hotel & Spa achieves their zero waste goals.

Learn how HopCat-Lincoln and other BarFly Ventures restaurants strive to compost and recycle up to 90% of their total waste stream.

Learn how smart technology has entered the waste and recycling services market.

Learn how to recycle EPS foam (expanded polystyrene – #6 plastic).

This webinar will answer your questions by providing an overview of becoming a certified electronics recycler.

 

2016 Zero Waste Community Road-Map Webinar Series

Learn how pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) works for residents and the steps a community can do to move it forward.

How do you bring a convenient, cost-effective curbside recycling program to your community?

Every successful recycling program starts with education.  Education both increases participation and revenues, and reduces contamination and costs.

Get a primer on what composting is and why it matters.

 

2016 Zero Waste Business Road-Map Webinar Series

What is Zero Waste?  Is it possible? How do I get started?  Does it cost money?

Is your waste & recycling service the best fit for your needs?

A system is only as good as its user!  During this webinar, we demonstrate the importance of training staff for Zero Waste in any organization.

Businesses that Reduce and Reuse see the most savings.

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