Hello again, this is the invite for the AFE public morning session that is designed to accompany the afternoon meeting. Roundtable discussions will presuppose either attendance at this meeting or familiarity with EPR. This session takes place at the Dena’ina Center on Thursday morning Feb 15th 9am-10:15. This is a link to the AFE conference website http://www.akforum.org/afe/ Below is a description of the session:
Extended Producer Responsibility: A Different Approach to Alaska’s Waste Disposal Problem
With Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) the producers of problem disposal products like electronics and tires are responsible for the recycling or disposal of their products. The more than 400 EPR programs active globally are shifting disposal costs toward the manufacturers and consumers of the targeted products, and away from local governments. Because producers pay for disposal, EPR can also spur producers to make more environmentally friendly products. The Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce has invited EPR experts from Washington State to introduce how EPR works and how it is being used across the world to help manage waste. Could EPR work in Alaska and help our communities with their burden of waste disposal? This EPR introduction will provide plenty of food for thought.
Please email or call me, Simone Sebalo firstname.lastname@example.org, 907 341 3279, if you are not registered for AFE, and we will send registration waiver instructions.
Simone Sebalo, M.S.
Zender Environmental Health and Research Group
400 D St. Suite 200 Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: (907) 341-3279
Fax: 1 877 335 6780
Yugtun Qantuukut, ikaayuryukuuvet qayaagauqina. 444-1197 or email@example.com
The mission of Zender Environmental Health and Research Group, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is to provide environmental program services for Tribal and isolated rural populations where the need exists.