The foundation of a zero waste program is facilitating a closed-loop supply chain and focusing on the highest and best use of all materials. Commodity pricing in the U.S. has been decreasing, and as a result, materials are being sent to landfills and incineration, instead of being put back into a circular economy. The TRUE Zero Waste certification system can make a difference.
To help you navigate these challenges and opportunities, we are hosting a free "TRUE Markets and Commodities" webinar series. It will include three one-hour sessions and will take place over May, June and July. A Q&A with commodities experts and presenters will follow each session. Attendees must register for each webinar.
Want to learn more? Join the Core Concepts webinar series as well.
Webinar 1: Markets and Commodities: The Facts
What types of materials are recyclable? When, how and why do commodities prices change, and how does it affect zero waste programs? Experts from across the country will cover questions like these, shedding light on how to overcome challenges that could impede progress in achieving zero waste.
Webinar 2: Markets and Commodities: The Solutions
When: Tues., June 12 at 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Marialyce Pedersen, senior policy analyst, Disney Global Public Policy, and others to follow
Through knowledge sharing and partnership, companies have created their own commodity routes and markets. Partnership has created new products and jobs that move the needle toward establishing a circular economy. Explore real-world examples and hear from experts on successful closed-loop zero waste practices from local to global solutions.
Webinar 3: Markets and Commodities: The Next Steps
When: Tues., August 14 at 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Sue Beets-Atkinson, director of sustainability, SBM Management, and others to follow
See how working together can advance a zero waste economy for all. Participants will receive a survey from the first two webinars to support an interactive discussion to determine priorities; sources of funding; and local, regional and global leaders. With the support of TRUE, zero waste professionals have the knowledge, technology and passion to benefit people and the planet, while also saving money by managing resources well.
WebEx information will be provided the day before the webinars.
If you have questions, please email the TRUE team.