PSI Webinars 15th Series - Transition from Voluntary to Regulatory: Case Studies from two Industry L

15th Series: Product Stewardship Institute Webinars

Product Stewardship : Transition from Voluntary to Mandatory

Case Studies from Two Industry Leaders

Monday, May13th

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

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Product Stewardship: Transition from Voluntary to Regulatory - Case Studies from Two Industry Leaders

Overview: Many industries have recognized the need to implement comprehensive product stewardship solutions to manage their products at end-of-life. However, industries often differ in the approaches they take to achieve this end. In this webinar, PSI brings together leaders from two industries-paint and batteries-to share their experiences with both voluntary and legislative product stewardship programs. These industry leaders will discuss the benefits and challenges of each approach, and explain why, ultimately, they decided to pursue a legislative route rather than a voluntary one.

Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute

Speakers: Robert Wendoll, Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Marc Boolish, Corporation for Battery Recycling
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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.

Robert Wendoll, Director of Environmental Affairs,Dunn-Edwards Corporation

Robert Wendoll is the Director of Environmental Affairs for Dunn-Edwards Corporation, in Los Angeles, California. He has been with Dunn-Edwards for 32 years, out of a total of 40 years in the paint and coatings industry - including several years as a housepainter. His current duties include monitoring environmental, health & safety laws and regulations, determining specific applicability to Dunn-Edwards, and designing and implementing compliance measures and programs. He also has frequent interaction with regulatory agencies and standard-setting organizations engaged in developing new or amended rules and standards for paint. He is currently participating in PSI's "Paint Product Stewardship Initiative" on the management of post-consumer paint. Mr. Wendoll is a native of Chicago, Illinois, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and a current resident of Long Beach, California.


Marc Boolish, President, Corporation for Battery Recycling | Technology Manager, Energizer

Marc serves as Director of Technology and Regulatory Affairs for Energizer and as President for the Corporation for Battery Recycling (CBR). CBR is a non-profit industry group set up by Duracell, Energizer, and Panasonic to manage collection and recycling activities for the non-rechargeable battery industry. He has been working in the Environmental Affairs and Sustainability area within Energizer since 2000 and actively serves in the battery work of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), and international equivalents. He has a Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo.

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