Webinars on Demand
Webinars on Demand

All of PSI's renowned webinars, at your fingertips.

Whether you're a seasoned product stewardship professional or just curious, you're sure to find nuggets of wisdom. Broaden your knowledge, learn from experts around the globe, and gain insights that will help you advance product stewardship in your community. Enjoy!

sharps containers

Designing Sharps Stewardship for the Circular Economy

globe Global Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Sharps take-back programs generate tons of plastic waste. This webinar explores the regulations, challenges, and benefits associated with the reduction, reuse, and recycling of sharps containers in France and other European countries. Program experts describe the status of multiple approaches and how each advances a closed-loop economy.

Thanks to our sponsor, DASTRI, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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paint cans

Advanced Paint Stewardship

For those looking for a deep dive into the paint stewardship landscape, this interactive webinar covers best practices, current challenges, creative solutions, and what’s on the horizon for paint stewardship programs. We address the eco fee funding mechanism, state audits, program funding balances, collection facility contracting, how consumer convenience is maintained over time, and the destination of collected paint.

Thank you to our sponsors, PaintCare and the American Coatings Association, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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sharps

Global Best Practices for Sharps Take-Back Programs

globe Global Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Take-back programs are a convenient, cost-effective approach to safely manage sharps waste. On this webinar, speakers from the U.S., Canada, and France describe the policies behind their programs; explain how the programs collect and manage sharps; and discuss program costs, public awareness, consumer convenience, program performance, key challenges, and lessons learned. The webinar is the start of an ongoing global conversation about managing sharps.

Thanks to our sponsor, Health Products Stewardship Association, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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paint brush

Paint Stewardship 101

New to paint stewardship? Curious to learn the back-story, or to better understand what it would mean for your state? This webinar will review how the paint stewardship model came to be and how it works. Explore the impressive results of nine paint stewardship programs in states that have implemented legislation, including collection convenience, cost savings, paint reuse, recycling, and other important topics. We also discuss the political aspects of passing a paint bill.

Thank you to our sponsors, PaintCare and the American Coatings Association, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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packaging

Global Best Practices: Packaging EPR’s Role in Advancing the Circular Economy

globeGlobal Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Imagine a world where packaging is minimal, and what remains is reused and recycled within a circular economy. Strong extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs can help us get there. Speakers explain what EPR is, how successful EPR systems work, and the benefits EPR can deliver – including better recycling infrastructure and increased recycling, eco design, and public awareness. This webinar is the start of an ongoing global conversation.

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drug take-back kiosk

Lessons Learned from Hospital Drug Take-Back Programs

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in America. On this webinar, a hospital pharmacist, a doctor, and a healthcare communications professional will share their experience and discuss motivations, challenges, and tips for safe drug disposal at hospitals. PSI also presents free, ready-to-print outreach materials that medical professionals can use to educate their peers and their patients.

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tires

Exploring TreadWright and Tire Sustainability

The U.S. generates approximately 242 million scrap tires each year. TreadWright has developed a superior remolded tire that uses 70% recycled material and costs 40% less than new tires. In this webinar, we explore these technological innovations and their role in advancing tire recycling in the U.S. A tire trade association representative also discusses sustainability goals for the industry.

Thanks to our sponsor, TreadWright Tires, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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pharmaceuticals

Global Best Practices for Drug Take-Back Programs

globe Global Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Drug take-back programs provide the public with a convenient way to safely dispose of leftover medications. On this webinar, speakers from the US, Canada, France, and Sweden discuss how drugs are collected and managed, public awareness and consumer convenience, program performance, lessons learned, and key challenges. Other topics include stakeholder roles, program costs, scope of products covered, and policies to create a drug take-back program.

Thanks to our sponsor, Health Products Stewardship Association, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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drop of oil

Make Every Drop Count: Global Best Practices in Used Oil Stewardship

globe Global Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Vehicles worldwide generate more than 3.7 billion gallons of used motor oil each year. The best used oil recycling programs in Canada and Europe report collection rates over 90 percent, at little to no cost. In this webinar, speakers will share their experiences managing these evolving systems and discuss the process and benefits of turning used oil into high quality re-refined oil.

Thanks to our sponsor, UOMA, whose support makes it possible to offer this webinar for free.

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solar panels

Solar Panel Stewardship: the Future is Now

globe Global Webinar Series: Sparking Conversations, Building Networks

Washington State passed a first-in-the-nation law requiring solar panel manufacturers to finance and manage the collection and processing of post-consumer photovoltaic modules. In this webinar, speakers from Washington State and the solar panel industry will discuss Washington’s law and how others can take the lead in properly managing these products when consumers are done with them.

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medications

Pharmacy-Based Drug Take-Back: Fact and Fiction

Drug take-back programs provide the public with a convenient way to safely dispose of leftover medications. Independent, chain, and hospital pharmacies are particularly convenient locations to host these programs. On this educational webinar, pharmacists and reverse distributors will discuss why and how they have implemented effective medication take-back programs at pharmacies.

This webinar is offered for free thanks to a sponsorship from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

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textile

2017 New York Textiles Summit

The New York Product Stewardship Council, the Re-Clothe NY Coalition, and the Product Stewardship Institute hosted a broad group of stakeholders, including the fashion industry, retailers, governments, and nonprofits at this interactive Summit. The event drew professionals from across the supply chain who are interested in driving innovation and overcoming challenges in textiles production and recovery.

Morning Panels Afternoon Panels
communication

Outreach and Education Strategies to Improve Stewardship Programs

On this free webinar, industry and government speakers will share proven ways to reach and educate residents, tips for social media, and strategies to get your programs promoted by local newspapers. Speakers will also discuss how to tailor message for different target audiences, and provide templates you can easily customize to promote recycling and source reduction programs in your area.

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Boston

2017 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum

This year's PSI conference highlighted product stewardship trends in the U.S., focusing on packaging, pharmaceuticals, paint, electronics, HHW, and other priority products. Worldwide leaders assessed the successes and challenges of extended producer responsibility programs and discussed what's needed to advance the product stewardship movement in the U.S.

July 25th Morning Panels July 25th Afternoon Panels

 

July 26th Morning Panels
pesticide containers

National Pesticide Stewardship Webinar Discussion

In this two-hour webinar discussion, government and industry speakers from the U.S. and Canada will propel forward the national movement to improve pesticide stewardship. Speakers and webinar attendees will work together to discuss potential solutions, identify data gaps, and ultimately develop a road map for environmentally and economically sustainable pesticide management in the U.S.

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medications

Drug Take-Back: A Tool for Rural Areas to Fight Drug Abuse and Reduce Water Impacts

Expert speakers discuss why and how they have implemented effective medication disposal programs at their pharmacy, hospital, or law enforcement agency. You will learn how community groups, governments, non-profits, and others can work together to create successful, well-funded programs.

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Product Stewardship in Action book cover

Product Stewardship in Action: The Business Case for Lifecycle Thinking

Helen Lewis’s new book, Product Stewardship in Action: The Business Case for Lifecycle Thinking, examines the range of benefits that businesses can achieve through product stewardship programs, particularly if they are developed strategically and in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. On this webinar, Helen and three North American business leaders discuss the business case for product stewardship.

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mercury products

Powering Up the Safe Collection of Mercury Products

Fluorescent lamps and older household thermostats contain mercury—a toxic heavy metal. On this free webinar, PSI’s expert speakers will explore the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from safe mercury product management initiatives nationwide, particularly in rural areas.

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batteries

Battery Take-Backs: A Sustainable Solution

When they aren't properly disposed, household batteries represent a serious threat to the environment and public health, as well as a significant waste of recyclable materials. In this webinar, PSI’s expert speakers share tangible strategies for rural communities to increase both rechargeable and single-use battery recycling through the Call2Recycle program.

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map of U.S. product stewardship councils

The Power of Local Governments: Product Stewardship Councils

In nearly 20 states across the country, product stewardship councils (PSCs) -- groups of local government representatives working to reduce the environmental and public health impacts of consumer products -- are a key conduit for advancing product stewardship. On this webinar, leaders from PSCs around the country discuss the benefits of coordinated local government support to pass strong producer responsibility laws and initiate effective voluntary programs.

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circular economy

Exploring the Circular Economy and How EPR Fits In

By incorporating eco design, waste prevention, reuse, and recycling into business strategy, the European Commission hopes to save money, create jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the continent. This PSI webinar will explore how the concept of the “circular economy” emerged, how it is different from concepts we’re all familiar with – cradle to cradle, recycling, and zero waste – and why extended producer responsibility laws play an important role.

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packaging

How Do Packaging EPR Programs Impact Cost of Goods and Product Design?

Learn how packaging extended producer responibility (EPR) systems influence packaging design and how shifting financial responsibility to producers can impact the cost of consumer goods. In this webinar, PSI’s expert speakers explain how stewardship fees for packaging are structured within a wide array of international EPR programs, and how these fees impact both packaging material choices and average product costs.

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recycling carts

Recycler and Waste Hauler Perspectives on EPR for Packaging

The U.S. recycling system has experienced a noticeable shift in the past few decades as the waste management and recycling industries have become increasingly privatized. A shift in the U.S. to EPR for consumer packaging would change the way the current contractual arrangements with recyclers and waste haulers are structured. Could the U.S. shift to an EPR scheme where packaging producers manage and fund the recycling system? Would it be for the better?

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pills

Best Practices for Running a Pharmacy-Based Drug Take-Back Program

Pharmacies can play an important role in providing their communities access to convenient drug take-back programs, particularly in rural areas. This webinar will walk you through best practices for setting up and implementing a drug take-back program at retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies informed by a year-long pilot project in rural New York.

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pills

New Department of Transportation Special Permit for Collected Pharmaceuticals

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, issued two special permits for the shipment of liners containing collected materials from drug take-back programs. PHMSA approved new special permits to help “shippers” and “carriers” of collected pharmaceuticals comply. Representatives from PHMSA will answer common questions.

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oecd

Improving EPR Programs Worldwide - the New OECD Guidelines

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a 2016 update to its Guidance Manual for Governments on EPR, which provides an in-depth analysis of the key issues and the potential benefits and costs associated with EPR programs. What lessons learned can U.S. stakeholders apply from international programs to increase recycling, efficiency, and program growth?

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recycling bin

Local Government Perspectives on EPR for Packaging

In most American communities, recycling programs compete for increasingly scarce local tax revenues with other critical public services. Meanwhile, many Canadian provinces have implemented extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws. Could the U.S. undergo a similar shift within the confines of the current infrastructure, without disrupting efficiency?

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packaging

Examples of Change: Packaging EPR in Europe and Canada

Belgium and British Columbia (B.C.) boast 80% recycling and recovery rates for packaging, while the U.S. recycling rate for these materials hovers around 50%. In many European countries and Canadian provinces, extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging have been successful at saving governments money, increasing efficiency, and improving recycling rates.

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mercury thermostat

On the Rise: Improving Mercury Thermostat Collection Programs

Explore lessons learned from successful mandatory and voluntary mercury thermostat recycling initiatives, and learn how these tactics can help improve collection programs around the country. Complete with an ample Q&A period, this webinar will leave you with a list of tangible techniques for increasing mercury thermostat collection in your area.

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2015 PSI Forum

2015 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum - Remote Sessions

Environmental experts from around the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Canada discuss issues regarding zero waste, extended producer responsibility (EPR), product stewardship, and the circular economy.

December 8th Morning December 8th Afternoon

 

December 9th Morning December 9th Afternoon
pharmaceuticals

A Quest for Convenience: Drug Take-Back at Retail Pharmacies

When the DEA expanded the number and types of entities that may be permitted to collect unwanted medications, it made way for more numerous and convenient collection options for consumers. Retail pharmacies provide the most convenient location for unused drug collection to the broadest population. How have these retail sites put this new rule into action?

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carpet and mattresses

Carpet and Mattress Stewardship in Rural Areas

This webinar will assist solid waste collectors in planning for the management of carpet and mattresses—two bulky, difficult-to-handle items that require certain infrastructure to be reused or recycled. Learn best practices, including the amount of collection space required, transportation requirements, appropriate processing centers, and materials recovery.

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battery

Batteries: the Canadian Way

Canada has led the way in North America in enacting laws that require manufacturers to finance and operate battery collection and recycling programs. Whether you’re operating in a current regulatory environment or are interested in exporting the Canadian experience to your area, you'll learn how battery stewardship programs have performed in Canada.

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pill bottles

On the Road After the Alameda Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decided to hear Big Pharma’s petition against the Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance. On this webinar, experts in law and local government will share their views on the implications that the Court’s decision will have for local governments, drug take-back programs, and EPR laws across the country.

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country store

Take-Back Programs in Rural Areas and the Role of Retailers

We explore how retailers can reap the benefits of national, manufacturer-funded take-back programs. Learn which programs are most suitable for which type of retailer, how retailers can participate, why they should participate, and how local governments and retailers can work together to build a strong infrastructure for a collection of paint, rechargeable batteries, and mercury thermostats.

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paint can

Paint Stewardship in Rural Areas

This webinar examines requirements for rural collection, identify and resolve challenges that are unique to rural areas, explore ways to maximize material diversion, and assess options for promoting retail involvement. Learn ways that rural communities can drive leftover paint to its highest and best use.

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Energizer battery

Exploring the New Energizer EcoAdvanced Battery

Energizer® has announced the release of Energizer® EcoAdvanced™-- the world's first AA batteries made with 4 percent recycled battery material, with a longer-term vision of 40 percent by 2025. This webinar explores the technological innovation developed by Energizer, as well as discuss the life cycle assessment of the technologies used.

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rural road

Connecting Rural HHW Program Managers to Manufacturer-Funded Take-Back Programs

Learn how manufacturer-funded take-back programs help maximize environmental performance while minimizing costs. We focus on mercury thermostats, auto switches, and rechargeable batteries. We also examine manufacturer-funded take-back programs for tires, which are costly to manage.

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plastic trash

Increasing Packaging Recycling in the U.S.

This webinar explores three very different, but complementary, approaches to increasing the recycling of packaging: extended producer responsibility (EPR); the Recycling Partnership; and the Closed Loop Fund.

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plastic trash

Reducing Plastic Marine Debris Through Source Reduction on College Campuses

This webinar examines lessons learned so that other universities can take steps to reduce their reliance on disposable plastics. Such steps include incentivizing vendors to use compostable products by securing lower prices for them; ensuring that the plastics used in dining areas are recyclable; and soliciting the leadership of students and staff.

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batteries

Battery Stewardship Developments in the U.S. - A Joint Government and Industry Regulatory Solution for Single Use + Rechargeable Batteries

This webinar discusses the unique differences of the single-use and rechargeable battery industries, key issues that are being addressed to find a unified legislation solution, and outstanding challenges faced by state and local governments, manufacturers, retailers, and other key stakeholders in the year ahead.

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pills

Understanding the Impacts of the DEA's Drug Take-Back Rule

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)'s final rule on the collection of controlled substances will eventually give consumers much greater flexibility as to when, where, and how they can dispose of their unwanted medication. Explore the health, environmental, technical, and financial implications of the new DEA rules.

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tires

EPR as a Solution to Illegal Tire Dumping

Hear from a panel of experts on the basic social, health, environmental, and economic impacts of mismanaged tires; the local, domestic, and foreign markets for tire recycling and re-sale; and why EPR could be the answer above and beyond voluntary industry efforts.

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mercury thermostat

Mercury in Products: What the Numbers Say

This webinar explores trends in mercury use and mercury-containing product sales since 2001 using data from the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC). Learn what these trends in mercury use mean for product stewardship programs and what these trends mean for the long-term management of mercury from these sources.

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pasture

Product Stewardship for Rural Areas

While rural counties have low populations, on a per-capita basis they generate a significant amount of household hazardous waste. This webinar summarizes lessons learned from PSI’s three years of USDA-funded work to maximize the use of voluntary take-back programs in rural parts of 10 states.

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