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City of Santa Monica - Office of Sustainability and the Environment
Global Recycling Council (www.crra.com) and
Earth Resource Foundation presents

"The Pieces of Zero Waste:
Compostable Plastics: Certification, Labeling and Food Ware Composting"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 9 am to 1:30 pm
City of Santa Monica Main Library
Conference Program

Agenda
8:30 am Coffee and Registration

9:30-11:00      
Welcome:  
  
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director, Earth Resource Foundation
Dean Kubani , Director, Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Presentations:
Josephine Miller, City of Santa Monica and Alex Dmitriew, City of San Francisco : “Managing Municipal Non-Recyclable Food Container Bans: The challenges of identifying compliant compostable bioplastics.” 

Thomas Wright, Sustainable Bizness Practices:  “Will Green Plastic enable Zero Waste?”

John Connolly, JFConnolly & Associates:  “Certification 101: BPI and ASTM 6400”

Brian Glasbrenner, and Steve Davies, NatureWorks LLC:                        “The Facts & Fiction around Bioplastics”

Tim Ronan, Primo Water:  "Producer Responsibility. Before, during and after introduction”

Dave Baldwin, Community Recycling: “What really happens to your bioplastic container in industrial composting”  

11:15 – 11:30   Break
11:30 – 12:15   Breakout Session: “How do bioplastics fit into the Zero Waste Policies?”

12:15 – 12:30   Break and lunch by Green Truck
12:30 – 1:00     Presentations by breakout groups and working lunch
1:00   – 1:30     Next Steps and Adjourn

Summary of Breakout Session

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