November 15, 2019

Recycling Solutions Summit

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One hour webinar

Recycling is at a crossroads and it’s time we make progress. Together we can make recycling thrive in California and across the U.S.

So, let’s recycle right!

Recycling, one of the most important actions we all can do to protect our existence on the planet, is in crisis and recycling plants are shutting down. In the state of California alone, more than 450 recycling plants have shut down recently and thousands of cargo containers filled with U.S. recycling that were once ready to sell to China are now sitting idly and are likely going to be sent to the landfill.
One of the primary reasons that U.S. recycling is in a crisis is because people are often throwing garbage in recycling bins as a result of confusion, apathy or even skepticism about recycling.  The millions of tons of garbage thrown in recycling bins are too expensive to sort out and remove, making processing of recycling cost-prohibitive.

Join us for a Recycling Summit that will give you insight into the current crisis with recycling and what’s being done to fix it.  We will introduce you to a simple nonprofit national solution that is making it easier for people to begin to recycle more and recycle right, wherever they might be . The solution has been implemented in settings ranging from the Super Bowl, to national parks, to major corporations, as well as airports, cities, states, households, schools etc.   And the results are dramatic.

Mitch Hedlund
Founder, Recycle Across America

Prior to founding the nonprofit standardized label initiative and Recycle Across America®, Mitch had over 20 years’ experience in marketing, communications and branding, serving Fortune 500 companies, as well as small to midsized companies. She has relied heavily on those communications and branding disciplines when developing the society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins. She is a frequent contributor to articles on the subject of recycling and the environment, including Forbes, NY Times, USA Today and industry publications. Mitch is an ongoing national and international speaker and has recently provided the keynote presentation at the European Union’s Environmental Summit in Brussels and she has chaired and been the keynote speaker at national conferences, such as the American Packaging Summit, the U.S. Zero Waste Conference, Package Design Conference, SWANA conference, and others.