NERC to host webinars on paper, plastic

The events are scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 8, respectively.

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November 17, 2020

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), Brattleboro, Vermont, will host two webinars in December. The first, Recycled Content in Paper: Opportunities and Challenges, is scheduled for Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. eastern, while A Global Perspective on Plastic is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. eastern.

Recycled Content in Paper: Opportunities & Challenges addresses current marketplace dynamics and opportunities for recycled-content paper. Speakers include Terry Webber, executive director of packaging, American Forest & Paper Association; and Laura Rowell, director of global sustainability, Sonoco Products Co.  

Rowell speaks on Sonoco's paper packaging recycled-content initiatives, the types of products that rely on mixed paper and international projects to introduce innovation in package recycling.

Webber provides an overview of paper recycling in the U.S. and globally, how markets are shifting, the use of mixed paper in products and the role of minimum-recycled-content requirements.

Those interested can register here.

In A Global Perspective on Plastics, attendees hear about the challenges associated with plastic use, recycling and disposal. Panelists Dave Ford of the Ocean Plastics Leadership Council, Erin Simon of the World Wildlife Fund and Yoni Shiran of Sytemig discuss what their organizations are doing to address plastic use, waste and recycling.

Those interested can register here.