Surviving the Chinese Sword

Surviving the Chinese Sword
In 2018, China – the No. 1 destination for US recyclables – cracked down on imports of “recyclables” that contained trash, and had even stopped taking certain materials altogether.  Referred to as the “Chinese Sword” this policy decision has driven up the cost of business for US recycling facilities, which in turn started significantly increasing fees they charge municipalities and assessing substantial penalties for contamination.  These higher recycling costs have caused some cities to consider eliminating curbside recycling.   During this session, participants will be provided with an update on the Chinese Sword, presented with case studies on how municipalities have offset higher recycling processing fees by decreasing collection costs through technology and routing efficiency, and strategies to reduce contamination in recyclables.  10-11 AM Central time

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:
- explain the benefits of automation in solid waste.
- recognize how automation can improve safety.
- identify strategies to reduce contamination in recyclables.

This program is sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee.

Karen Luken, CEO, Economic Environmental Solutions International
Robert Gardner, Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
Eric MacDonald, Zero Waste Analyst, Phoenix Public Works Department

Moderator: Matt Harper

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern     10:00-11:00 AM Central     9:00-10:00 AM Mountain     8:00-9:00 AM Pacific

Registration: Members $0; Nonmembers $99

A recording of this program will be available through the Members' Library within one week of the live program.

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Click, Listen & Learn Contact Information:

Registration Questions:  Raye LaViolet, (800) 848-2792 ext. 5272,
Program Questions:  Katherine Anderson, (800) 848-2792 ext. 5217,
Troubleshooting Team:  (800) 848-2792,

3/14/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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