WEBINAR - Optimizing Plastic Film Recycling: Resources, Tools and Compliance

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Even though plastic bags will be banned in New York State in March 2020 there is still plenty of film plastic to recycle! The Single-use Plastics Committee of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling is proud to present a webinar focused on free educational materials and resources that are available to consumers, residents, and store managers alike in order to promote the proper recycling of plastic bags and other film plastics. Learn what State compliance requirements are, what types of materials are accepted in the film plastic recycling stream, and how to use resources from the WRAP program and NYSAR3 to educate and engage members of your community.

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About the Presenters:

Tonya Randell is a Program Manager for More Recycling, a consulting and research firm with nearly 20 years of expertise in plastic packaging recycling.
She works as a technical consultant supporting tools and participant contacts for the Wrap Recycling Action Program, a national plasticfilm outreach project to increase awareness of and accessibility to flexible film recycling programs; and the Plastics Recycling Terminology and Tools resource for the American Chemistry Council. Tonya received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Recycling Association, and lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, daughter, and pets. 
Brian Smith is the Associate Executive Director at Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE), an 80,000 member advocacy organization in New York State. Brian is based in Buffalo, NY, and has spent the past 18 years at CCE working on a broad range of local, state, and federal campaigns to protect public health and the natural environment. He has advanced efforts to reduce plastic pollution, including campaigns to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products at the federal level and to ban single-use plastic bags at the local and state level in NY.