2014 Regional + National Carpet Stewardship Dialogue Meeting

Exploring policy strategies for increasing carpet recycling

Wednesday, May 14 + Thursday, May 15  |  8:30 a.m. EDT  |  Hartford, CT

 

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (CT DEEP) at the CT DEEP Headquarters held this meeting May 14 + 15 at the CT DEEP Headquarters at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut. Stakeholders who attended this dialogue explored current regional and national issues affecting carpet recycling (e.g., high costs, changing material streams, lack of end-markets), and how carpet stewardship policy could play a role in resolving those issues.

 

Meeting Materials and Resources

Remote Participation by WebEx

These detailed instructions are intended to guide you through the process of joining the National Carpet Stewardship Dialogue Meeting using the WebEx system. They also provide you with troubleshooting tips and instructions on how to participate in this meeting remotely. 

We strongly encourage you to log in to the meeting 20 minutes in advance of the meeting start time to allow for the WebEx application to load properly, to test your audio, and to address any technical issues that you might encounter. Please visit the WebEx website for more information on system requirements. 

If you encounter any issues that you are unable to resolve, please contact Amanda Nicholson at (617) 236-4833.   

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/meetings/join?uuid=M0FYA1RM16OHCAOZH6PW78LY0B-BHIL

Meeting number: 197 671 494

Meeting password: Welcome1

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/meetings/join?uuid=M7PTXQJTYSKL4NY9WV0XT9A91B-BHIL

Meeting number: 196 916 728

Meeting password: Welcome1


Directions

The CT DEEP Headquarters is located at 79 Elm Street in downtown Hartford at the southern end of Bushnell Park between West St. and Clinton St. See a Map of Area.

From the Hilton Hartford

Walk south on Trumbull Street toward Church Street. Turn left onto Jewell Street / Trumbull Street and cross to Bushnell Park. Walk across the park to Elm Street. Turn right onto Elm Street. 79 Elm Street is one half block up on the left. 

By Public Transit

Union Station is located at 1 Union Square, just an 8 min. walk across Bushnell Park from the CT DEEP Headquarters. Amtrak and various local and regional bus lines will drop you here in Hartford.

By Car

From West of Hartford: Get on I-84 East: Take exit 48, “Capitol Avenue.” At light at end of ramp, take left onto Capitol Avenue. Go past the State Capitol and at the second light take left onto Trinity Street. Take right at next light onto Elm Street. 79 Elm is one block down on the right, at the corner of Elm Street and Clinton Street.

From East of Hartford: Get on I-84 West: Take exit 48, “Asylum Avenue.” At light at end of ramp, take a left and get in the right hand lane. Bear right with the road through three traffic lights.  Stay in the right lane and continue following Jewell Street around Bushnell Park to Pulaski Circle (a rotary).  Make first right off the rotary onto Elm Street. (Bushnell Park will now be on your right.)  79 Elm Street is one and one half blocks up on the left.

From South of Hartford: get on I-91 North: Take exit 29A, “Capitol Area” (left exit). Keep left. Follow Whitehead Highway to Pulaski Circle (a rotary.) Continue halfway around the rotary and take a right onto Elm Street. 79 Elm Street is one and one half blocks up on the left.

From North of Hartford: get on 1-91 South: Take exit 29A, “Capitol Area.” Keep left. Follow Whitehead Highway to Pulaski Circle (a rotary.) Continue halfway around the rotary and take right onto Elm Street. 79 Elm Street is one and one half blocks up on the left.

 

Parking

Automobile: Limited on-street metered parking is available on Clinton Street and Elm Street. Paid lots are available on West Street and Hudson Street. If you are staying a the Hilton Hartford, we recommend you park there and walk to the meeting, which is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel. 

If you have an electric vehicle and would like to charge it during your visit to the Department, please email Carmen Colon at carmen.colon@ct.gov. 

Bicycle:  A bicycle rack for public use is located on the sidewalk outside the main entrance.

 

Lodging

Hilton Hartford

315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 
(860) 728-5151 ‎ • hilton.com

The Hilton Hartford is the designated hotel for the 2014 Carpet Stewardship Dialogue Meeting and is just a 10 minute walk from CT DEEP Headquarters. You may make your reservation online or by calling the Hilton's toll free reservation line at (800) 754-7941 and requesting the "PSI / CT DEEP" group block. Parking is available for hotel guests for $18 per night. 

Tuesday Evening Dinner

For those of you arriving on Tuesday evening, many of us will be convening at 7:30 pm for dinner and drinks at Salute, located at 100 Trumbull Street (just a 5 minute walk from the Hilton Hotel). This is an excellent opportunity to informally meet new colleagues and catch up with friends. Please feel free to join us. If you know in advance that you will be able to join us, please contact either Evan Newell at (617) 236-8293 or Amanda Nicholson at (617) 236-4833 to let us know.  

Wednesday Evening Reception

​Please join us at City Steam Brewery Cafe and Restaurant after the meeting on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm for networking, hors d'oeuvres, and billiards. City Steam Brewery Cafe and Restaurant is located at 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, just a 13 minute walk from the CT DEEP Headquarters. We look forward to seeing you there!


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For questions about meeting logistics, contact Evan Newell at (617) 236-4853, or evan@productstewardship.us.

For other questions, including those about registration or dial-in participation, contact Amanda Nicholson at (617) 236-4833, or amanda@productstewardship.us.


Meeting Accommodation Notice:
  
The Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact CT DEEP at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination Complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.       
 If you need additional assistance registering for this meeting, please call Amanda of the Product Stewardship Institute at (617) 236-4833. Persons who need a hearing accommodation may contact us by using i711.com

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