2011 Compostable Plastics Symposium

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Track 4 Compostable Plastics Symposium

Cosponsored by California Organics Recycling Council and SPI-Bioplastics Council on January 26th, 2011 at the 19th Annual USCC Conference and Trade Show.

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8:30am COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS 101

* Overview and context, types of materials (compostable vs biodegradable vs recyclable) Steve Davies, SPI Bioplastics Council [LISTEN HERE]

* White paper results: regulations, standards and other issues. Scott Smithline, Californians Against Waste [LISTEN HERE]

10:45pm IDENTIFICATION AND STANDARDS

* Labeling and identification, Steve Mojo, BPI [LISTEN HERE]

* The Science behind Compostable Plastics and the ASTM Standards, Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University [LISTEN HERE]

* How are Compostable Plastics Viewed Under the National Organic Program, Bill Wolf, Organic Trade Association [LISTEN HERE]

* The Composter’s Response Jerry Bartlett, Cedar Grove [LISTEN HERE]

2:00pm CASE STUDIES

* Matching Biobased Products With Successful Composting, Heeral Bhalala, Sustainable Biomaterials Collaborative/Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington, DC [LISTEN HERE]

* Utilization of BPI Approved Compostable Bags for the Advancement of Residential Source Separated Organics (Kitchen) Diversion – Canadian Case Studies Experience & Lessons Learned, Dave Douglas, VisonQuest [LISTEN HERE]

* Focus on Special Events, Mary Munat, Green Mary [LISTEN HERE]

* The Retailer’s Quandary, Tom Wright, Whole Foods [LISTEN HERE]

4:30pm MOVING FORWARD: DEVELOPING AN ACTION PLAN

Notes from the concluding session

Bioplastics Roundtable and Breakout Groups [LISTEN HERE]

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