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REWAS 2008

OCTOBER 12-15, 2008• HILTON CANCUN GOLF & BEACH RESORT • CANCUN, MEXICO

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REWAS 2008

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REWAS 2008: Workshops

Workshops are free to all attendees!

ZERO WASTE WORKSHOP

Conducted by: California Resource Management Institute (CRMTI)
Date: Tuesday, October 14
  • Session 1: Integrated Resource Management
    This session will address the techniques and implementation of various programs and actions that change waste management into resource management. All technological aspects of resource management will be reviewed, from upstream to downstream, and will include activities in the business and municipal sectors. Clean production, cradle to cradle planning, and product design and EPR will be addressed. Several case studies will be presented, including Ricoh Electronics and its five R’s, Urban Ore and its reuse activities, Vons and its composting program, and the development of resource recovery parks.
  • Session 2: Organics Resource Management
    Organic materials comprise approximately 60 percent of municipal solid waste. In some states, organics are banned from landfills. This session presents a variety of issues, the technologies, sitting, environmental impacts, and marketing currently done by many practitioners.
  • Session 3: Supply and Demand
    To set up programs at municipal or facility levels, resource managers must have expert understanding of the facets of wasting, generation of discards, categorization for resource management purposes, and marketing. This session profiles wasted resources as a supply for end uses and provides critical aspects about markets and market demand, from local development to international trade.
  • Session 4: Moving Business to Clean Production and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
    This session brings attendees up-to-date on the need to move businesses to clean production and to adopt the triple bottom line as a resource management principle. More than 2,000 companies in California have adopted zero waste to landfill and are making money as well as protecting the environment through clean production and TBL.
  • Zero Waste Panel: International Papers on Zero Waste
    • Keynote: Eric Lombardi "Zero Waste as a Peace Movement"
    • Susan Kinsella "Self-Interest and System Optimization for Zero Waste"
    • Muni Lahkani "The Need for Clean Production and Product Re-design"
    • Richard Anthony "What the Plastic Industry Must Do If We Are To Keep Plastic Out of Marine Debris and Get To Zero Waste"
    • Brenda Platt "The Impacts of 'Stop Trashing the Planet'"
    • Michael Huls "We Need Environmental Education"

Bonus! Attendees will be given the opportunity to take a short exam and obtain a temporary certificate of completion in integrated resource management issued by CRMTI.

CHALLENGES AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Supported by: EMPA, SUR, and United Nations “StEP” (Solve the e-Waste Problem)
Date: Tuesday, October 14

Challenges and Strategies for Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste in Latin America and the Caribbean
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), or e-waste, contain both valuable and toxic materials and have been subject to regulations in most industrialized countries. Emerging economies are producing more domestic e-waste. The management of e-waste, particularly the reuse of electronic equipment and the recycling of e-waste, is of increasing significance in almost all Latin American countries.

Learn About... Major challenges and needs associated with the management of e-waste in Latin America under the policy principle of Extended Producer Responsibility; Suitable approaches, regional solutions and public-private partnerships.

Participants... Major regional stakeholders such as producers, importers, branch association representatives related to ICT, government and academia
Experts from developing countries currently implementing e-waste management systems

  • Session 1: Situation and Challenges of e-Waste Management
    This session will cover an overview of the e-waste situation; Mexico as a regional example; international trends; legal framework and the government role; EPR and private sector involvement; refurbishment, reuse and the civil society role.
  • Session 2: Challenges and Strategies
    Four working groups will be formed to discuss challenges and strategies in these areas: government, producers, civil society, academia.
  • Session 3: Strategies to Address Challenges
    Working groups will make presentations regarding discussions held in previous session.
  • Session 4: Future Steps
    This session will prioritize challenges, create projects to address challenges, assign leaders to create action plans, determine regional partnerships, and establish timelines.

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