WasteCap of Lincoln’s E-Newsletter

September 2003

 

Reporting from the National Recycling Coalition Conference…. Last week, WasteCap staff attended the 22nd Annual NRC Conference, “Charting a New Course for Recycling,” in Baltimore, Maryland.  As a service to all our WasteCap members and colleagues, September’s E-Newsletter is dedicated to disseminating the information we gathered during the conference.  Make sure to read the initial article about the conference to be able to “navigate” the rest of the newsletter!

 

We’re full!!  All 43 vendor spaces for WasteCap’s “Business R & R Event” are taken!  Check out the press release in this month’s e-newsletter for more information!  Click here to see last year’s reviews as well as current listing for sponsors, vendors, training sessions, and agenda for the 2003 event. 

 

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Check out our website at www.wastecaplnk.org for the latest events, publications, and new member listings for WasteCap of Lincoln.

 

 

What’s New for September 2003:

 

¨      WasteCap’s New Member Profile

¨      Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc.

¨      WasteCap to Host “Business R & R Event” in Lincoln on November 4th

¨      Complimentary Tickets Available for Business to Business Tradeshow on October 7th

¨      National Recycling Coalition’s 22nd Annual Congress & Exposition held in Baltimore September 14th- 17th  

¨      Retrofit Recycling Pick-Up Dates

¨      Markets Corner

¨      Diverting Organics from the Commercial and Institutional Sectors

¨      Searching for Solutions: Recycling Debates at the State and Federal Levels

¨      Jumping the Hoops: Politics of College Recycling Programs

¨      Documenting and Demonstrating Recycling’s Benefits

¨      Corporate Buy Recycled Programs: How to Ensure Smooth Sailing Ahead

¨      Maximize Diversion / Minimize Dollars

¨      How Export Bans are Changing Electronics Recycling

¨      The Challenge of Recycling in a Highly Mobile Society

¨      Electronic Recycling Developments at Breakneck Speeds

¨      Consumption and Waste Reduction on a Collision Course

 

 

 

WasteCap’s New Member Profile

WasteCap of Lincoln is pleased to announce that our membership is growing and now includes some of the service providers that our current members are using.  We are happy to welcome them into our membership.

 

Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc.

Chaplin Tire Recycling, Inc. (CRTI) has been involved in tire disposal processing and marketing of recycling applications since 1992.  Their mission for over 10 years has been to actively work with state and local government agencies, as well as tire retailers and the tire industry for waste tire recycling endeavors and disposal.  CRTI is committed to recycling, pursuing end use markets and industrial applications.

 

CTRI offers full service form point of pick up, transportation, and processing of waste tires.  They have over 2,000 customers and process 3.5 million tires annually in a six-state region.  Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. owns and operates two processing facilities at Concordia, KS and Weir, KS. In addition, a reclamation plant is located in Concordia, KS. The Weir facility services SW Missouri, Oklahoma, and SE Kansas.  CTRI’s current service offerings are focused in four areas: (1) Stationary shredder and monofill operations (2) Full service from point of pick up and transporting, (3) Portable shredder operations, (4) Recycling and reclamation center.

 

Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. has been doing cleanups for local state government agencies for over 10 years.  In Nebraska for the last three years, they have worked with the city, county, and state government in turnkey projects as well as amnesty clean ups.  CTRI worked under the state contract in Kansas that generated close to 2,000,000 PTEs in year 2000 alone.  Their experience includes clean up and disposal of waste tires and individual sites, consolidations, enforcement action and county amnesty programs.

 

Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. uses various methods of recycling, and is best known for processing, manufacturing and marketing of products derived from scrap tires and waste plastics.  Their products are toll produced from these materials and marketed back through the customer base in the form of park benches and picnic tables.

 

 

WasteCap to Host “Business R & R Event” in Lincoln on November 4th  

WasteCap of Lincoln is hosting the “Business R & R Event: Reduction & Recycling,” a one-day training and vendor show identifying resources and environmental service providers for money-saving waste reduction and recycling techniques.  Partners for the event include the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), Nebraska State Recycling Association (NSRA), Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Lincoln Electric System (LES), Midland Recycling and Safety Kleen.  The training sessions and vendor show are planned for Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

This event will assist businesses in Lincoln, the State of Nebraska and the region in locating resources and environmental service providers to improve profit margins, maintain longstanding regulatory compliance, and become better environmental stewards through improved environmental practices.  Over forty (40) vendors will be displaying their environmental products and services including recycling, the use of less toxic chemicals, environmentally preferable products, technical assistance and more.  The agenda, shown below, will include five speakers discussing the various waste reduction and recycling resources needed to remain economically competitive in today’s business world:

 

  • “Business Recycling 101: Train & Maintain” Employee Training Modules
  • Being (and Buying) Green in Today’s Business World
  • Create a Free Trade Zone Within Your Business: Silent Auctions & Swap Shops
  • Protecting Your Company’s Integrity & Security: Computer Donation & Recycling Guidelines

 

The vendor show is offered for free to those with advance tickets, $5 at the door.  The cost of the training sessions is $79 per person, including validated parking, continental breakfast, and lunch.  WasteCap of Lincoln members will receive training discounts and should contact the WasteCap office for their rate.  All attendees are also welcome to attend the luncheon recognizing environmental excellence in WasteCap of Lincoln members.  Ticket prices for the luncheon are included with training session enrollment fees, with additional tickets costing $20.  For more information, call WasteCap at (402) 436-2383 or visit their website at www.wastecaplnk.org. 

 

 

Complimentary Tickets Available for Business to Business Tradeshow on October 7th 

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the fourth year of Lincoln’s premier Business to Business Tradeshow.  This year’s B2B Show will take place at The Cornhusker Hotel on Tuesday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Features of this year’s show include over 110 exhibitor booths, door prize drawings, and live radio broadcasts throughout the day. 

 

As a B2B Show Exhibitor, and program of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, WasteCap of Lincoln received complimentary tickets to distribute to their membership.  If you are interested in attending the event, please contact us at (402) 436-2383 or [email protected] to receive your complimentary admission ticket (a $5.00 value).  We hope that all our members are able to show their support and appreciation for Lincoln businesses and come to the 2003 Business to Business Tradeshow.  Don’t forget to stop by the WasteCap exhibitor booth!

 

 

National Recycling Coalition’s 22nd Annual Congress & Exposition held in Baltimore September 14th – 17th 

The National Recycling Coalition’s Annual Congress and Exposition attracts the largest group of public, private, and nonprofit sector recycling professionals in the U.S., all of whom are committed to strengthening and expanding waste prevention, recycling, reuse and composting programs nationwide.  This year’s theme, “Charting a New Course for Recycling,” was embedded throughout the three plenary sessions and nearly 40 concurrent sessions from Sunday, September 14th through Wednesday, September 17th.  As a service to WasteCap of Lincoln members and colleagues, we are making the information from this conference available for anyone who is interested.  Simply read through the rest of this article as well as the training session descriptions in the latter part of the e-newsletter, and contact our staff with any inquiries for more information and/or electronic copies of the presentation materials. 

 

There were three plenary sessions highlighting a wide range of topics concerning waste reduction and recycling.  Monday’s session, entitled “NRC’s Partners in Stewardship: Corporations Sailing Ahead,” focused on partnerships between NRC and progressive corporations, such as Dell, Time-Warner, and Nike.  “Will You Sink or Swim? Defending Recycling at City Hall at the State Capital” was the topic of Tuesday’s plenary session.  Candy Cox, of DDB Bass & Howes, discussed what the general public really thinks about recycling, how to make recycling more successful in your business/community, and current recycling rate trends.  The closing plenary session on Wednesday, “Charting a New Course for Recycling,” utilized a panel of national recycling experts to discuss the next steps necessary to keep recycling a mainstream, successful venture.

 

Several waste reduction and recycling topics were covered during the 39 concurrent training sessions at the conference.  Click here for a complete listing of the sessions, which are separated into five tracks.  In the latter part of this e-newsletter, we have included descriptions for each of the ten training sessions that WasteCap staff attended.  We will be able to provide detailed information for those ten sessions.  However, as NRC members, WasteCap is able to access electronic versions of every presentation regardless of whether or not we attended.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like more information and/or presentation materials for any of the 39 concurrent training sessions. 

 

The conference was also the location of one of the nation’s largest exhibitor shows showcasing environmental service providers.  Click here to view a complete listing of the event’s exhibitors.  While WasteCap staff will be sending materials to members directly if we feel that there is a new service that is of value to a particular member, feel free to contact us for more information on any of the exhibitors in which you have an interest. 

 

 

Retrofit Recycling Pick-Up Dates

Reminder that WasteCap of Lincoln members do receive discounted fluorescent lamp, ballast, electronic and battery recycling services through Retrofit Recycling (800-274-1309) and Environmental Compliance Enterprises (466-2268).  Please let us know if you need an updated price sheet.

 

September:

22nd & 23rd 

 

October:

6th & 7th

20th & 21st 

 

 

Markets Corner

 

 

 

July

August

September

OCC

65

65

65

CPO

70

70

70

Mag

0

0

0

News

20

20

20

SOP

25

25

25

         

Reminder that WasteCap/INFORM Members using Midland Recycling are paid $20 under the reported price for loose cardboard (OCC) and $5 under the reported price for baled cardboard in bales weighing over 1,000 pounds.

 

Material abbreviations:

OCC- Old Corrugated Cardboard

CPO- Computer Print Out
Mag- Old Magazines
News- Old Newspaper

SOP– Sorted Office Paper

 

 

Diverting Organics from the Commercial and Institutional Sectors

Commercial and institutional sector establishments, such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and hospitals, all generate significant quantities of organic material suitable for composting.  These establishments, however, face challenges to effectively implementing organics diversion programs, such as space constraints, worker training, and bottom-line costs. Learn how to effectively navigate these challenges and work with commercial and institutional generators to increase organics diversion in your community.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Erin Novak, Outreach Specialist, at 436-2383 or [email protected]

 

 

Searching for Solutions: Recycling Debates at the State and Federal Levels

Recycling and waste issues continue to move higher on state and national policy agendas.  State legislatures are deliberating product stewardship, recycling funding, and disposal and recycling regulations.  Congress and the US EPA are working on energy policy and waste transport, universal waste, and disposal regulations that will surely impact recycling.  Come hear about the hottest recycling policy developments at the state and federal levels.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Carrie Hakenkamp, Director, at 436-2384 or [email protected]

 

 

Jumping the Hoops: Politics of College Recycling Programs 

Creating and maintaining solid college recycling programs is a political and bureaucratic challenge.  Learn how different college recycling programs are creating strategies to manage the day-to-day and big picture politics of bureaucracy.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Erin Novak, Outreach Specialist at 436-2383 or [email protected]

 

 

Documenting and Demonstrating Recycling’s Benefits

From job creation and local economic development to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air and water pollutants, recycling’s benefits are both local and global.  Come see how you can use an array of new tools and resources to conclusively demonstrate what dedicated recyclers have known for years: recycling is both an environmental and economic winner.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Carrie Hakenkamp, Director, at 436-2384 or [email protected]

 

 

Corporate Buy Recycled Programs: How to Ensure Smooth Sailing Ahead

Leaders of large successful businesses recognize the importance of recycling and purchasing recycled-content products.  Learn from the captains of the corporate ships who have successfully navigated through preferable purchasing policies.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Erin Novak, Outreach Specialist, at 436-2383 or [email protected]

 

 

Maximize Diversion / Minimize Dollars

Cities across the U.S. are working to make their recycling programs as efficient as possible. With tight budgets at all levels of government, it is important to recycle every ton possible for each dollar spent.  Hear these national experts discuss innovative ways to leverage participation in recycling program by offering citizens convenient access to recycling through multiple entry points.  Additionally, hear newly released statistical data detailing how curbside and drop-off programs can work together to remove as much material as possible from the waste stream.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Carrie Hakenkamp, Director, at 436-2384 or [email protected]

 

 

How Export Bans are Changing Electronics Recycling

Exports of used electronics products from the U.S. to Asian nations and other countries have slowed since high-profile investigations revealed environmentally unsound management practices.  As a result, many recycling have had to fundamentally alter their business models to adapt to this new reality.  Learn how the electronics recycling industry is evolving and how these changes could affect your next electronics recycling collection program.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Carrie Hakenkamp, Director, at 436-2384 or [email protected]

 

 

The Challenge of Recycling in a Highly Mobile Society

Lifestyle trends are cutting into recycling’s growth.  Time-strapped Americans are eating on the run and consuming more and more food and beverages away from their recycling bins at home.  Capturing packaging for recycling away from home can be difficult.  Come learn about new approaches for bringing opportunities to people on the go.  Special attention given to large event recycling programs such as those found at NASCAR Events and the Seattle Mariner’s Safeco Field.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Erin Novak, Outreach Specialist, at 436-2383 or [email protected]

 

 

Electronic Recycling Developments at Breakneck Speeds

Keeping abreast of the rapid changes in electronics recycling is challenging.  From new legislation that may dictate the roles of various stakeholders, to new technologies and business practices that are altering the fundamental economics of electronics recycling, this session will give you an up-to-the-minute report on the status and future of this dynamic realm of recycling.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Carrie Hakenkamp, Director, at 436-2384 or [email protected]

 

 

Consumption and Waste Reduction on a Collision Course

Over the last five years, growth in recycling has been insufficient to stem increases in waste generation.  Despite significant progress in recycling, the quantity of waste going to disposal has increased every year since 1995.  What is behind these trends, and how can recycling professionals align themselves with other movements to reverse them?  Come discuss how to tackle this critical issue.

For Presentation Information, Please Contact:

Erin Novak, Outreach Specialist, at 436-2383 or [email protected]