STATE OF TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR RECYCLING

ADVANCING RECYCLING IN TEXAS


Upcoming events

    • Wed, April 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • online


    Circular Beauty Webinar

    with 

    Adrien Koskas, Global Brand President, Garnier at L'Oréal; 
    Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle; 
    Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen;
    and more

    Wednesday, April 14th | 9am-10am CST

    Register Here

    What used to be simply ‘sustainable’ has now shifted to circular. This focus on circularity is forcing every stakeholder in beauty to collaborate, innovate and push the limits on better sourcing, greener chemistry, smarter packaging and savvy retail models. Manufacturers are being encouraged to think circular from the start, with cradle-to-cradle design the ultimate goal. We’ll speak to those leading the charge and hear from design and formulation experts on hurdles and opportunities in the space, aiming to better understand how industry can make circular beauty a mainstream reality.

    • Thu, April 15, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom


    STAR Business Council Planning Meeting

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 1:30 PM Central Time


    The STAR Business Council invites you to join their bi-weekly meeting held during the current legislative session on the third Thursday of every month, 1:30–2:30 pm, via Zoom. Non-members are invited to attend.

    General Business Council meetings are held regularly on the first Thursday of every month, 10 am–11 am. 

    Members will receive an email invite with the call-in information and Zoom link to join via video conference. 

    Non-members of STAR, please email info@recyclingstar.org for information on how to join the call. 

    • Thu, April 15, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)


    Legislative Update Webinar:
    Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act and Related Bills in Various States

    Hosted by National Stewardship Action Council

    Thursday, 4/15/2021 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST

    register here

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Anja Malawi Brandon, American Geophysical Union (AGU)/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
    • Jessica Gauger, Director of Legislative Advocacy and Public Affairs at the California Association of Sanitation Agencies
    • Eric Nelson, Founder of Circonomey Innovations
    • Maia Corbitt, President of Texans for Clean Water and Director of Advocacy and Mission Giving for the Garver, Black, Hilyard Family Foundation.
    • Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of NSAC
    • Fri, April 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, April 25, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • EarthX TV


    EarthX Earth Day 2021 & EarthX Film Festival

    April 16–25, 2021

    Watch free at EarthXTV.org

    or live at Drive-Ins & Outdoors! (See Film Festival info here)

    visit the earthx website

    Join EarthX online for a virtual celebration for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.

    Hear from an impressive line-up of environmental and conservation leaders from a wide range of disciplines and interests who represent a broad spectrum of initiatives and efforts around the globe.

    • Fri, April 16, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Register Here

    Join us for a virtual Compost Council networking event with a panel of experts to answer your compost questions!

    Grab your favorite drink and join us for a virtual networking Happy Hour with STAR's Texas Compost Council!

    Meet with other community composters from across the state and pose your composting questions to a guest panel of compost experts and Council officers, including Council Chair Risa Weinberger; David Lehfeldt, Corpus Christi Solid Waste; Denise Winters of New Earth Compost; and Becca Knutson of Tarrant Area Food Bank.

    Open to the public. See you there!

    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075


    City of Plano E-Waste Recycling Event
    with United Electronics Recycling

    April 17, 2021  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Christ United Methodist Church
    3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX  75075

    Bring your broken (or just old) electronics to the next City of Plano E-Waste Recycling Event — held with STAR Mission Partners United Electronics Recycling (UER)! They run an electronics recycling drop-off event with City of Plano three times a month (see schedule below).

    During the current health crisis, please follow these rules when you bring items to Electronics Recycling sites:

    • Stay in your vehicle.
    • 1 car at a time will be unloaded, so please wait in line patiently.


    Electronics Recycling Event Schedule

    Day Location Time
    First Saturday of every month First United Methodist Church
    3160 E Spring Creek Parkway
    Plano, TX 75074
    9 am to noon
    Second Saturday of every month St. Andrew United Methodist Church
    5801 W Plano Parkway
    Plano, TX 75093
    Located in back parking lot
    9 to 11 am
    Third Saturday of every month
    (paper shredding also available)
    Christ United Methodist Church
    3101 Coit Road
    Plano, TX 75075
    9 to 11 am


    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Addison Service Center, 16801 Westgrove Drive


    Addison Earth Day and Sustainability Event

    April 17, 2021 | 12pm - 3pm CST
    Addison Service Center (16801 Westgrove Drive)

    Mark your calendar and clean out your closet. Addison is celebrating Earth Day and Sustainability Day on April 17 from 12pm - 3pm with a contactless recycling event at the Addison Service Center (16801 Westgrove Drive).

    The first 100 people receive a free t-shirt. If you are interested in a tree sapling to plant in honor of Earth Day, those will be given out to interested attendees until they are gone.

    For questions, please contact Shawn Cheairs at 972-450-2818 or scheairs@addisontx.gov.

    In addition to onsite shredding, we will be collecting the items below:

    • Computers: Desktops, laptops, servers, LCD monitors, keyboards, mics, speakers, and all other computer components.
    • Portable Electronics: Cell phones, GPS devices, calculators, portable CD and DVD players, PDAs, and MP3 Players.
    • Cameras: Camcorders and all non-disposable film and digital cameras.
    • Office Equipment: Fax machines, typewriters, inkjet cartridges, printers, scanners, routers, shredders, and copiers.
    • Entertainment Electronics: Car and home audio equipment, satellite and cable boxes, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, headphones, and multimedia projectors.
    • Multimedia: DVD and VHS movies, audiobooks, and music CDs. All multimedia items must include original covers.
    • Clothing & Accessories: Pants, coats, shirts, purses, belts, shoes, hats, etc.
    • Toys & Games: Action figures, blocks, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.
    • Video Games: Video games, systems, and accessories.
    • Sporting Goods: Golf clubs and bags, athletic helmets and pads, baseball bats and gloves, basketball shoes, cleats, hockey sticks, ice skates, and roller blades.
    • Musical Instruments: Guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and electric keyboards.
    • Home and Garden: Air purifiers, baby monitors, vacuum cleaners, power tools, electric razors, sewing machines, and medical equipment.
    • Non-Fiction Books: Cookbooks, craft books, textbooks, etc.
    • Collectibles: Comics, Figurines, Trading Cards, etc.
    • Pottery, Cookware & Glass Dinnerware: China, Porcelain, Art Pottery, Stoneware, etc.

    Items may be in any condition – damaged, non-working, or fully operational. Your donations help ensure proper recycling of e-waste and save valuable landfill space. A tax deduction slip will be provided for all donations.

    Metrocrest Services Food Drive

    We will also be collecting non-perishable and canned food items for donation to Metrocrest Services Food Bank. Please help support our local food bank.

    This is a free event open to Addison residents and non-Addison residents. Town employees will follow Covid-19 protocols for PPE and contactless collection.

    How Does Contactless Collection Work?

    1. Arrive at collection location.
    2. Follow the signage directing to the traffic lanes.
    3. One of our team members will be there to greet you and direct you to the proper location.
    4. You will remain in your car.
    5. Advise team member of the location of your items and provide them access.
    6. Once items have been removed proceed to follow directions to exit the collection area.
    • Tue, April 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Thu, April 29, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online


    ISRI Convention and Expo

    Virtual Convention and Exhibition
    April 20-22 & April 27-29
    Extended Exhibition Open April 20-May 20

    more info and Register

    ISRI’s 2021 Convention and Exhibition is going fully virtual!

    Share in an all-new virtual experience that will deliver the same exciting ISRI content and connections that provide the year’s best networking, education, market access, exhibit, and sponsorship opportunities for the recycling industry.

    • Tue, April 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Wed, April 21, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online


    Sustainable Packaging Coalition

    See Program and Register Here


    SPC Impact 2021 will be centered around Pivot Point for Purpose and the drive towards meaningful and long-overdue bold change, building back better, and addressing big sustainability challenges with a purpose that translates into action.

    The two-day event will include workshops, masterclasses, panels, networking activities, virtual exhibit booths, interviews, tours, and main stage sessions. 

    SPC Impact 2021 is open to SPC members and non-members.

    • Tue, April 20, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Lessons Learned for Parks & Streetscape Recycling Programs

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

    Register Here

    Recycling in outdoor parks, streetscapes, and other public spaces can be challenging. The unrestricted, "on-the-go" nature of these public spaces makes them more susceptible to contamination, wear and tear, and other issues.

    In this webinar, we’ll hear from a diverse panel of Canadian and US speakers sharing case study examples of successful local programs. The presenters will draw from their own experience discussing where to locate bins, what design features to choose, messaging to put on signs, and more. The program will feature overview presentations, an interactive panel discussion, and an opportunity to share your own insights and questions.

    Panelists:

    Alec Cooley
    Senior Advisor at Busch Systems
    Mount Pleasant, SC

    Christa Rust
    Senior Program Director, CBCRA/Recycle Everywhere
    Winnipeg, MB

    Amy Lego
    Executive Director, Operation Downtown
    Des Moines, IA

    Blair Pollock
    Planner, Orange County Solid Waste Management
    Chapel Hill, NC

    Emily Willobee
    Policy & Programs Planner
    District of West Vancouver, BC

    STICK AROUND AFTER THE WEBINAR FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT SHOWCASE

    After the webinar, a Busch product expert will be staying online to provide a live demo of any of their products that might help with your parks/streetscape recycling program.

    • Wed, April 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • online

    An Imagine Austin Speaker Series on how to fight environmental injustice and inequality by building a circular economy

    Register Here

    wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 5:30–6:30pm CST

    About this Event

    Join City of Austin's Circular Economy Program for the next Imagine Austin Speaker Series featuring Dr. Garry Cooper. In his talk, Garry will discuss the role of the circular economy in combating inequality and environmental injustice. He will also elaborate on the need for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) voices in this sector and how communities and governments can better support BIPOC circular entrepreneurship.

    What is the Circular Economy?

    A circular economy is an economic system where waste is designed out, and products are kept circulating in productive use at their highest value for as long as possible. Want to learn more before the event? Check out this resource, and the City of Austin's Circular Economy Program.

    The Speaker

    Dr. Garry Cooper is the Co-founder and CEO of Rheaply, a Chicago-based tech company that enables Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities to better visualize, quantify, and utilize their physical resources. He also serves on the boards of directors of P33 Chicago and 1871, the faculty of Northwestern University, and the investor team at LongJump. Previously, Dr. Cooper facilitated supply chain and performance improvement for enterprise businesses at Ernst & Young. As a result of his work, Dr. Cooper has received recognition on the Forbes Next 1000, Chicago magazine’s The New Power 30, and Crain’s 40 Under 40 lists, and as a Scholar at Google for Entrepreneurs. Dr. Cooper has published in high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals and holds a U.S. patent. He holds a PhD from Northwestern University, a Certificate in Management from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS & BA from Indiana University.

    Banner photo by cottonbro from Pexels

    • Thu, April 22, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online


    EarthX Earth Day Celebration

    April 22, 2021

    See more information

    Join EarthX online for a day of virtual celebration for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.

    Hear from an impressive line-up of environmental and conservation leaders from a wide range of disciplines and interests who represent a broad spectrum of initiatives and efforts around the globe.

    • Thu, April 22, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • online


    UPCOMING SESSION: BEING A YOUNG ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE

    LIVESTREAM: THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND AT 3:30PM EST 

    Register Here

    More information


    EVE DOWNING, ARCTIC YOUTH AMBASSADOR

    Growing up in Alaska, Eve Downing was surrounded by one of the most beautiful and fragile ecosystems in the world. She became aware at an early age of the importance of protecting nature and spreading the message to those around her. This Earth Day, join us as Eve shares stories of life in Alaska and insight on how young people can advocate for the environment within their own communities.

    Suggested grade level: 4th – 8th

    Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Eve's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on April 22.

    REGISTER NOW TO WATCH LIVE OR FOR A CHANCE TO JOIN ON-CAMERA

    With many schools closed and kids at home, we are all adjusting to an ever-evolving situation. If you are a parent, caregiver, or teacher looking for content that can help children explore nature from their own homes, we want to help with Conservation in the Classroom.

    Bring conservation and science to life by giving children the opportunity to hear from WWF experts. Through free 45-minute virtual events livestreamed on our website, children can listen as WWF experts share stories of their experience working to protect species and habitats around the world. As you watch live, you can submit questions for the expert, participate in polls and quizzes, and interact with the expert by showing how much you learned! These experiences are open to parents with children, teachers with students, and anyone interested in bringing conservation experts into your classroom or living room.

    • Thu, April 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Summit Dallas, 9201 Forest Ln. Ste. 200 Dallas, TX 75243


    Earth Day at Summit Dallas
    with Turn Compost + North Haven Gardens

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    9201 Forest Ln. Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75243

    Join Summit Dallas on Earth Day to talk plants and compost!

    Turn compost will be hosting a discussion on composting 101, and North Haven Gardens will be joining to talk all things plants.

    Free for Summit members, $10 for nonmembers.

    • Sat, April 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • 4501 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597


    City of South Padre Island Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 8Am - 12pm CST
    Community Center, 4501 Padre Blvd.

    The City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department (EHSD) is hosting an Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 4501 Padre Blvd.

    The event is being hosted by the Award-Winning City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department, in partnership with Republic Services, RDA Technologies, Friends of Animal Rescue, Sea Turtle Inc., and The Island Baptist Church Food Bank. These participants share their support to help keep South Padre Island beautiful and preserve our delicate environment.

    The following items will be collected:

    Desktops, Notebooks, Laptops, Hard Drives, Workstations, Servers, Server Cabinets, Terminals, Motherboards, Circuit Boards, Network Equipment, Telephones, Routers/Switches, Hubs, Load Balancers, External Storage Devices, Game Consoles, PDA, Car Chargers, Tablets, Power Surge Protectors, Radios, Modems, Stoves, Media Players, Automotive Components, Cable Boxes, Projectors, Cell Phones, Copiers, Battery Backups, Cassette Players, Alarm Systems, BT Devices, DVD/CD/Blu Ray Players, Power Cords, Fans, Power Adapters, Displays, LCD/LED TV’s and Monitors, Security Equipment, Terminals, Workstations, Game Consoles, Treadmills, and Cameras.

    “This is a great opportunity for our community to properly dispose of electronics,” said Victor Baldovinos, Environmental Health Director. “By participating, residents will reduce the negative impact that improper disposal of their e-waste would otherwise have on our delicate environment.”

    Bring all your electronics and regular recycling to this one-stop Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event. For further information contact the EHSD at 956-761-8123.

    • Sat, April 24, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Corner of Breezewood Dr. & Forest Hills Blvd., Dallas 75214


    Forest Hills Earth Day Celebration

    saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11 aM – 1 PM
    Corner of Breezewood and Forest Hills Dr., Dallas

    The community of Forest Hills will be hosting a neighborhood-wide event on the corner of Breezewood and Forest Hills Dr, on Saturday, April 24 from 11am-1pm.

    Turn compost will be present with a table providing education opportunities and on the spot sign up for service.

    • Sat, April 24, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas, TX 75238

    Lake Highland North Recreation Center Earth Day

    saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11Am - 1pm CST

    Hosted by City of Dallas, Parks & Recreation

    Lake Highlands North Recreation Center is hosting a community event on Saturday, April 24 from 11am-1pm.

    Several vendors will be present, including STAR member Turn Compost, who will provide educational opportunities to the community as well as offer on the spot sign up for service.

    • Sat, April 24, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • 9003 N. Main, Houston, TX 77022


    Earth Weekend Texas!

    saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11 aM – 2 PM
    City of Houston Reuse Warehouse for Building Materials
    9003 N. Main, Houston, TX 77022

    Earth Weekend Texas! will run from 11am until 2pm at the City of Houston Reuse Warehouse for Building Materials.

    Limited, distanced in-person, and unlimited virtual visitors are welcome for free! This is a family-friendly event that includes a grand tour, slideshows and videos of projects from reused materials, and onsite reuse craft activities such as light switch cover painting and yard lettering (Happy Birthday!) from reused yard signs. 

    Anyone who wishes to add their reuse/recycling event from other Texas locales are encouraged to join in and make this a statewide event!

    This event is co-sponsored by:

    The City of Houston Reuse Warehouse
    281-814-3324
    www.facebook.com/reuse.warehouse
    www.houstonreuse.org

    and Green Nexus Consulting LLC
    www.facebook.com/GreeNexusConsulting
    www.greenexus.com/

    Check Back for Updates!

    • Wed, April 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • online

    More Information and Register Here

    Join more than 25+ incredible speakers discussing how we solve the food waste crisis. Brought to you by Food Tank and Compass Group.

    About this Event

    Register now (FREE) and join us as we commemorate Stop Food Waste Day on Wednesday, April 28th, with an incredible event featuring more than 25+ luminary leaders discussing the importance and offering solutions in how we solve food loss and food waste.

    Brought to you by Food Tank and Compass Group. 

    Confirmed speakers include (alphabetical, more to be announced each day):

    Eric Leroy Adams current Borough President of Brooklyn in New York City.

    U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.

    Chef Lorenzo Boni is theExecutive Chef for Barilla America.

    Chris Ivens-Brown is theChief Culinary Officer at Eurest

    Ed Brown is President of Restaurant Services at Restaurant Associates

    Jean Buzby is the USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison.

    Rocky Dawuni is a Grammy-nominated musician and UNEP humanitarian.

    Tiffany Derry is an American well known for her appearances on Top Chef.

    Ron Finley teaches communities how to transform food deserts into food sanctuaries.

    Maisie Ganzler is Chief Strategy & Brand Officer at Bon Appétit Company.

    Dana Gunders serves as the Executive Director of ReFED, a food waste nonprofit.

    Michael Hancock is the Mayor of Denver in Colorado

    Sam Kass is a partner at Acre Venture Partners and former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor.

    Amy Keister is the Senior Vice President Sustainability & Culinary at Compass Group USA.

    U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

    U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

    Enrique Salmón is head of the American Indian Studies Program at Cal State University.

    Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

    Haile Thomas is a Chef and Wellness + Compassion Activist.

    Emily Ma is the head of Food for Good at Google.

    Chef Cary Neff is Vice President of Culinary Support at Morrison Healthcare.

    Danielle Nierenberg is the President of Food Tank.

    Margie Saidel, VP Nutrition and Sustainability, Compass Group, Chartwells

    Gene Smith, Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, Ohio State University.

    Jon Utech is the director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Crystal Wahpepah, Owner, Wahpepah's Kitchen

    Jodi Smith Westwater is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s Dining program.

    Michelle Wu is a member of the Boston City Council. She is the first Taiwanese American and first Asian American woman to serve on the council.

    And many, many more to be announced very soon!

    • Thu, April 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Reduce & Reuse: Innovations in Market-Based Solutions

    Register for this Webinar 

    Thu, April 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

    Innovative businesses are bringing innovative products and services that either reduce or reuse materials that might have gone into the waste or recycling streams. We are seeing these innovative efforts come from both start-up ventures in communities as well as from larger companies seeking to create new lines of business and meet growing consumer interests. 

    In the webinar, we’ll be discussing: 

    • Case studies of business that can be replicated at the community level, creating local wealth and good jobs 
    • The potential impact that all reduce and reuse businesses might have in attaining zero-waste goals in cities, towns, and rural communities.  
    • State, Federal and local supports that promote investments in and sustainability of reduce and reuse business 

    Speaker:

    • Brian Garofalow, Chief Marketing Officer for Igloo Products Corp.

    SERIES OVERVIEW

    This Keep America Beautiful webinar series will bring together businesses, consumers, corporations, elected officials, and more, as well as Keep America Beautiful representatives to explore what a transition to zero-waste communities can look like. The series will continue the conversation that began at the Keep America Beautiful annual Vision for America event in 2020, which explored the vision around re-defining communities and how that can look in a waste-free world.

    • Thu, May 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom


    STAR Business Council General Meeting

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)


    The STAR Business Council invites you to join their regularly scheduled General Meeting via Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month, 10 am–11 am. Non-members are invited to attend!

    Business Council meetings are also being held bi-weekly during the current legislative session (third Thursdays at 1:30pm). 

    Members will receive an email invite with the call-in information and Zoom link to join via video conference. 

    Non-members of STAR, please email info@recyclingstar.org for information on how to join the call. 

    • Thu, May 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Building Community Partnerships for a Zero-Waste Approach

    Register for this Webinar 

    Thu, May 20, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

    Within the framework of a city or town’s zero-waste initiative, businesses, community organizations, and governments at all levels have an important role to play. 

    In this webinar, we will be taking a deeper dive into key elements of what is enabling cities and towns to make measurable, meaningful improvements in reducing, recycling, and reusing including: 

    •  Key steps for building community support for a zero-waste initiative 
    •  Evidence-based solutions for changing individual behaviors 
    •  Meeting the challenges of environmental justice  

    Speakers:

    • Kanika Greenlee, Executive Director, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission 
    • Rachel Hering, Director, Keep Texas Recycling 
    • Danielle M. Robinson, PhD, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Diageo North America

    SERIES OVERVIEW

    This Keep America Beautiful webinar series will bring together businesses, consumers, corporations, elected officials, and more, as well as Keep America Beautiful representatives to explore what a transition to zero-waste communities can look like. The series will continue the conversation that began at the Keep America Beautiful annual Vision for America event in 2020, which explored the vision around re-defining communities and how that can look in a waste-free world.

    • Mon, June 28, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Wed, June 30, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Las Vegas, NV

    See Details & Register

    Most of us have never experienced a pandemic before — or its consequences.

    But now, it’s time to plan for 2021 when we can get back to business. And we are taking steps to ensure your safety.

    For more than 50 years, WasteExpo has provided the industry with comradery, opportunity, the newest products and technology, and the most comprehensive education program in the industry.

    So join us at the leading solid waste and recycling event in North America. Now in June. Still in Vegas.

    WE know it’s not business as usual. But, then again, it never has been.

    • Mon, June 28, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Thu, July 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online


    Texas 2021: Leading sustainable transformations in our communities

    Pre-conference sessions: June 28 • Conference: June 29-July 1

    Register here 


    The virtual conference is an opportunity for community leaders across the state to come together to learn, educate and grow their networks and knowledge. KTB provides innovative keynotes, speakers, panels and sessions that tackle environmental topics like waste reduction, recycling education, and more.

    This year's conference will open with an afternoon of pre-Conference sessions followed by three days of conference programming and networking opportunities. Based on feedback, this year's Conference will take place in the afternoons of June 29-July 1. 


    • Wed, August 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Fri, August 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Austin, TX


    Resource Recycling Annual Conference

    Austin, TX | August 4 – 6, 2021

    conference website 

    More information to come. Check their website for updates!

    • Sun, August 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Wed, August 11, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Orlando, FL


    Southeast Recycling Conference and Trade Show

    Orlando, fl | August 8 – 11, 2021

    conference website 

    See details, agenda and register on the conference website.

Past events

Sat, April 10, 2021 Keep Flower Mound Beautiful: Spring Recycling Drop Off
Sat, April 10, 2021 UER / City of Plano | E-Waste Recycling Event
Sat, April 10, 2021 UER / City of Murphy | E-Waste Recycling Event
Thu, April 08, 2021 KAB Zero Waste Communities Webinar Series: Consumer Behaviors & Zero Waste Communities: Inform? Enable? Incentive? Regulate?
Wed, April 07, 2021 Resource Recycling Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show
Tue, April 06, 2021 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Tue, April 06, 2021 City of Austin Circular Meet-Ups: Let's Close the Loop
Thu, April 01, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, March 30, 2021 NERC Spring Conference: Reframing Recycling in 2021
Thu, March 25, 2021 USCC Webinar: Municipal Parks & Composting: A Natural Partnership
Thu, March 25, 2021 Austin Green Business Leaders: Start Your Green Team (EarthShare of Texas)
Thu, March 18, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Thu, March 18, 2021 KAB Zero Waste Communities Webinar Series: Transformative Corporate Initiatives for a Waste-free World
Wed, March 17, 2021 STAR Central Texas Council Webinar: Go Green with Park Recycling
Mon, March 15, 2021 RE:3D Printer Factory Tour
Fri, March 12, 2021 NSAC Webinar: Business-Driven Solutions to Organics Recycling
Tue, March 09, 2021 NERC Webinar: Plastic Film Recycling & End-Markets
Thu, March 04, 2021 NSAC Webinar: Organics & Composting
Thu, March 04, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Fri, February 26, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Thu, February 25, 2021 STAR Reuse Council Webinar: Reuse in the Medical Industry
Thu, February 25, 2021 KAB Webinar Series: Zero Waste Communities: A Vision for the Future
Fri, February 12, 2021 Meet & Greet with STAR's New Executive Director!
Wed, February 10, 2021 City of Austin [RE]verse Pitch—Material Supplier Pitch - Extended!
Mon, February 08, 2021 Go2Zero Webinar: What Actually Happens with Hard-to-Recycle Plastics? A Conversation with TerraCycle & Avangard Innovative
Thu, February 04, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, February 02, 2021 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Tue, February 02, 2021 City of Austin Circular Meet-Ups: Let's Close the Loop
Tue, January 26, 2021 USCC Conference & Trade Show—VIRTUAL COMPOST2021
Thu, January 21, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, January 19, 2021 Imagine Austin Webinar: Making Minimalism and Zero Waste Meaningful
Wed, January 13, 2021 USCC Webinar: There’s More than One Way to Recycle Food Scraps
Sat, January 09, 2021 Live Online Tour of United Electronics Recycling in Coppell, TX
Thu, January 07, 2021 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Sat, December 26, 2020 Travis County & City of Austin Christmas Tree Recycling
Sat, December 12, 2020 City of Plano E-Waste Recycling Event
Wed, December 09, 2020 STAR Central Texas: December Networking Event – Upcycled Crafting
Wed, December 09, 2020 City of Austin [Re]Verse Pitch Competition—Deadline Extended
Fri, December 04, 2020 USCC 2020 Composting Awards
Thu, December 03, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, December 01, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Tue, December 01, 2020 STAR Webinar: Introduction to the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP)
Tue, December 01, 2020 Give to STAR this Giving Tuesday!
Tue, December 01, 2020 National Zero Waste Conference
Thu, November 19, 2020 EPA Region 6 Town Hall: America’s Recycling Landscape Today
Thu, November 19, 2020 NSAC Webinar: Basel Convention Amendments & its Impacts on the U.S.
Tue, November 17, 2020 US EPA America Recycles: Summit
Mon, November 16, 2020 US EPA America Recycles: Innovation Fair
Sun, November 15, 2020 Fort Worth Recycles Day 2020
Thu, November 05, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Mon, October 05, 2020 2020 Texas Recycling & Composting Summit
Sun, October 04, 2020 STAR 2020 Recycling and Composting Summit Auction
Tue, September 29, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Tue, September 15, 2020 STAR Reuse Council Webinar: The State of Fashion Reuse in 2020
Thu, September 03, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Mon, August 31, 2020 2020 Future Leader Scholarship — Applications Now Open!
Mon, August 17, 2020 3rd Annual Texas Reuse Contest
Thu, August 13, 2020 2020 North Texas Environmental Leadership Awards
Wed, August 12, 2020 STAR Central Texas Council "Recycling Processors" Webinar
Thu, August 06, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, August 04, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Thu, July 16, 2020 STAR North Texas Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 on North Texas Recycling Programs
Wed, July 15, 2020 STAR/AACOG/GRC South Central Texas Glass Recycling Workshop
Thu, July 02, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, June 16, 2020 3rd Annual Texas Reuse Tour—VIRTUAL
Wed, June 10, 2020 A Final Toast: A Tribute to Kim Mote
Thu, June 04, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, June 02, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Mon, June 01, 2020 Texas Recycling Market Development Plan Survey—Closing Soon!
Fri, May 29, 2020 2020 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards
Thu, May 21, 2020 NERC/NEWMOA Webinar: Food Waste Reduction
Fri, May 08, 2020 STAR North Texas 2020 Environmental Leadership Awards | Call for Nominations
Thu, May 07, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, April 28, 2020 SPC Webinar: "Current and Long Term Impacts of the Public Health Crisis in the Recycling System" with STAR ED Jordan Fengel
Wed, April 22, 2020 EarthX2020 - Virtual
Thu, April 16, 2020 SERDC Webinar: "Recycling Industry and the Supply Chain During a Pandemic"
Wed, April 08, 2020 SWANA Webinar: "Financial Impact of Covid-19 on the Solid Waste Industry"
Tue, April 07, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Thu, April 02, 2020 STAR Business Council General Meeting
Tue, March 31, 2020 NERC Webinar: Best Management Practices for Community Composting
Tue, March 31, 2020 STAR Webinar: Rethinking and Repackaging the Three 3 R's—Creating a Culture of Composters and Recyclers at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in 2020
Tue, March 31, 2020 SPC Impact 2020 - CANCELED
Tue, March 24, 2020 Busch Systems Webinar: Recycling Industry Secrets: Critical Factors That Impact Bin Selection
Thu, March 19, 2020 NERC Webinar: Rethinking Recycling with David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Thu, February 27, 2020 STAR Webinar - Reuse in the Entertainment Industry
Tue, February 11, 2020 STAR Reuse Council General Meeting
Tue, February 11, 2020 TRUE Online Training: Recycling and Beyond—Core Concepts
Thu, February 06, 2020 STAR Councils & Action Groups Webinar
Tue, February 04, 2020 STAR Membership Webinar
Mon, January 20, 2020 Great American Cleanup Supply Requests Now Open
Mon, January 06, 2020 STAR 2020 Bin Grant Program
Fri, December 13, 2019 STAR North Texas Holiday Luncheon
Wed, December 11, 2019 Webinar: Demystifying AI and Robotics for Recycling
Tue, December 10, 2019 STAEP Holiday and Membership Drive Network Event / Dec 10, 2019
Wed, November 13, 2019 STAR/GRC Texas Glass Recycling Workshop
Fri, November 01, 2019 CAPCOG - TCEQ Regional Solid Waste Grants Program RFA Now Open
Mon, October 14, 2019 2019 Texas Compost Summit
Tue, October 08, 2019 2019 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards
Mon, October 07, 2019 2019 Texas Recycling Summit

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