The 7th National Product Stewardship Forum

The 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum
In Conjunction with the
26th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference

September 26th – 30th, 2011
Doubletree Portland, Portland, Oregon


PSI and NAHMMA are celebrating the success of The 7th Annual National Product Stewardship Forum, held in conjunction with the 26th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference in Portland, Oregon on September 27-30. Please click here for the full conference agenda. PSI would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of its members and partners who were able to attend, to all conference sponsors, to all speakers for sharing their expertise, and to the NAHMMA board and conference planning committee for putting on such an enlightening event!


See Photos from the 2011 PSI Forum

See the Video of Scott Cassel's Presentation on Ten Years of Product Stewardship Including Awards to Those Most Active on the Issue

See the Slide Deck from Scott Cassel's "PSI Celebrates 10 Years!" Presentation


As a supplement to the joint Conference, The Global Product Stewardship Council and Product Stewardship Institute held a special policy breakfast session with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment about British Columbia's new requirement that all producers of packaging and printed paper collect and recycle the products they make and sell. BC currently has more product stewardship programs than any other North American jurisdiction and this latest regulation is considered a possible model for the U.S.

The BC Ministry's David Lawes provided an overview of BC's framework Recycling Regulation and extended producer responsibility in BC. Teresa Conner outlined the implications for packaging and printed paper. Click here for David's presentation and click here for Teresa's.


Forum Participant Comments:

"One of the best, if not the best, conference I've attended in the past 11 years."

"Very good. I learned a lot about Product Stewardship at this Conference and the potential for expanding/integrating this area."

"The level of sophistication on the part of the speakers is impressive. It is clear that they know their stuff (and network very well.)"

"Especially in light of budget/travel reductions, this is one of the "must go to" conference of the year!"

"Very worthwhile, and a great networking opportunity."

"Inspirational, motivational, and absolutely relevant to the work that we do."

"One of the best keynotes I've heard, memorable."

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