Speaker: Christine Beling, Project Engineer, Assistance and Pollution Prevention Unit for EPA Region 1
Session description: Christine will discuss the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM), which was created to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. Christine will compare various materials management practices for traditional recyclables and organics including source reduction, composting, recycling, and disposal.
With the downturn in markets for recyclables, many of us are wondering about what to do. The session will explore how some of our state’s largest recyclers are handling the “crisis” and provide some encouragement on why recycling is still beneficial to all.
We will cover:
The Federal OSH act
Maine Bureau of Labor Standards what we do
Our Hierarchy of what we respond to
Injury/ Fatality reporting
SafetyWorks! and it’s benefits (trainings and consultations)
Additionally, we will cover the Compliance Directive for Transfer stations for some of the serious items
Presented by: Michael LaPlante Program Manager
Best Management Practices
Chris Beling of EPA to speak about benefits of continuing of recycling to open session.
Erin Victor from Mass DEP will come speak about Best Management Practices for recycling education and outreach.
Erin co-manages the Recycling IQ program in Massachusetts and is also a key team member for their new statewide education initiative called RecycleSmartMA which officially launched today will be our speaker for the BMPs for education and outreach.
Becky Secrest of AVCOG to close session telling us whats happening, why we recycle, what we should be doing now and why.
The Following Tours will be available after lunch
Ewaste An electronics recycler
We compost it large scale windrow composting of food and yard waste
Reenergy handles demolition debris and other bulky waste
LAWPCA works with Agri-Energy to accept liquid wastes.
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Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) helps Maine communities and businesses implement environmentally sound & economically sustainable recycling and solid-waste management protocols. MRRA is committed to sound recycling and solid waste management practices and other forms of resource recovery that benefit Maine communities.