CONNECTICUT RECYCLERS COALITION BREAKFAST SERIES
Product Stewardship in Conjunction With The Product Stewardship Institute
Our featured speaker at this breakfast will be John Coyne. John has been named by Clean 50 as one of Canada's top sustainability leaders.
Connecticut has already implemented several programs under the product stewardship umbrella, including electronics, paint, mattress, and thermostat recycling programs. These programs have saved municipalities money, reduced waste, increased recycling, and created recycling jobs. But there are many other special waste streams that may be compatible for management in this manner. Most recently, the State's dialogue has revolved around packaging.
In this presentation, Mr. Coyne will share Canadian perspectives on extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems for packaging – a type of product stewardship that requires manufacturers to fund and manage packaging management programs – that have increased recycling, saved government money, and captured economic value in multiple provinces. Mr. Coyne will encourage the audience to actively imagine what a U.S. EPR system might look like in Connecticut by examining lessons learned from other programs in Canada and Europe and by constantly challenging the status quo.
If you would like to learn more about John Coyne and product stewardship prior to the event, you can view his keynote speech from the 2017 US Product Stewardship Forum convened by the Product Stewardship Institute, or view his bio.
After John’s presentation, we will hold a lively discussion moderated by Scott Cassel, CEO of the Product Stewardship Institute, which will allow all in attendance to share their perspectives on product stewardship and EPR. Come to our breakfast and learn more, and talk with John and colleagues about this important issue.