PSI Webinars 15th Series - Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Progr

15th Series: Product Stewardship Institute Webinars

Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Program

Thursday, May 2nd

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT

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Lessons Learned from the Nation's First Statewide Paint Stewardship Program - Presentation

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PSI Oregon Paint Stewardship Program Evaluation


American Coatings Association


PSI's Paint Page


Overview: Two years after the launch of the nation's first-ever statewide, government-mandated paint stewardship program in Oregon, industry, government, retail, consumers, and environmental groups alike have learned a great deal about what makes for successful EPR legislation and implementation. This webinar will explore critical "lessons learned" from the Oregon Paint Stewardship Program, including key findings from PSI's recently published program evaluation report. These lessons will be critical for government agencies, businesses, and waste industry professionals to prepare for the implementation of similar producer responsibility laws and programs in other states, such as California (whose paint program rolled out in October 2012), Connecticut (whose paint program is expected to launch in July 2013), and Rhode Island (whose paint program will roll out in 2014). Join PSI, along with representatives from the American Coatings Association and Oregon Metro regional government, as we present the findings of this unique case study.

Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute

Speakers: David Darling, Director of Environmental Affairs, American Coatings Association
Karen Shapiro, Senior Associate of Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
Jim Quinn, Hazardous Waste Program Manager, Oregon Metro
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Scott Cassel, CEO/Founder, Product Stewardship Institute

Scott Cassel is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Prior to founding the Institute in 2000, Scott served seven years as the Director of Waste Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. He is a founding Board Member and past-President of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, whose mission is to reduce the toxicity of the municipal waste stream. He is also a founding Board Member of the Global Product Stewardship Council, which harmonizes product stewardship programs internationally. Scott has worked on product and waste management issues for the past 30 years, for a start-up solid waste management company, a non-profit statewide environmental group, and several other government agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. He is author of a comprehensive book chapter on product stewardship in the 2008 Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste. He was also a syndicated newspaper columnist in Massachusetts, and a former columnist for the Boston Business Journal. Scott has a master's degree in environmental policy and dispute resolution from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

David Darling, Senior Director of Environmental Affairs, American Coatings Association

As Senior Director of Environmental Affairs at the American Coatings Association, David has worked on coatings manufacturing environmental compliance issues, industrial surface coating, and architectural coating regulations. He has also worked on post-consumer paint issues. He has been with ACA for 15 years. David has an MS and BS in environmental engineering from Syracuse University and is a professional environmental engineer.

Karen Shapiro, Senior Associate of Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute

Karen has over 25 years of sustainability experience, with work in areas such as solid waste management and product packaging. Prior to joining PSI, Karen was a shareholder advocacy associate at Domini Social Investments, an investment firm specializing in socially responsible investing. She engaged with companies on a range of environmental issues, including climate change, sustainable forestry, toxics, and sustainability reporting. Prior to joining Domini in 2005, Karen was Deputy Director of the Business & Sustainability Group at Tellus Institute, a nonprofit research and consulting organization, where her work included developing new approaches to evaluating products and processes, such as life cycle assessment and the impacts of packaging materials. She previously conducted solid waste research at the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Queens College, New York. Karen holds a B.S. in environmental science from Cook College/Rutgers University, and an M.S. in environmental health management from the Harvard School of Public Health.



Jim Quinn, Hazardous Waste Program Manager, Oregon Metro Regional Government

Jim has worked in the hazardous waste management field since 1984. He began in the private sector, serving as a chemist and regulatory compliance officer for a small hazardous waste recycling company in Northern California. Since 1991, he has been with Metro, a metropolitan area-wide agency that oversees solid waste disposal in the Portland, Oregon region. He manages Metro’s Hazardous Waste Program, which includes two permanent hazardous waste facilities, a series of HHW collection events around the region, a small business hazardous waste collection program, and MetroPaint, a state of the art latex paint recycling facility. Jim is also a board member and policy committee chair of NAHMMA, the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. Jim has a BA in Chemistry from Reed College and an MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.


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