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December 2019

Chemical Reduction Tour at Tapecon – find out how calculating your company’s chemical footprint can reduce hazardous waste!

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tapecon Inc, 701 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
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Free – $25

This event is ideal for everyone interested in reducing hazardous waste: Environmental Consultants, Environmental Health & Safety Professionals, Lean Practitioners, Quality and Compliance Managers, Hazardous Waste Managers, Chemical Engineers & Environmental Chemists at local companies, contract labs & consulting firms and all companies/ personnel who generate or handle hazardous waste. Register HERE! Fewer hazardous chemicals in circulation means less purchasing costs, less restrictions on usage and less money spent on special disposal of hazardous waste. Tapecon Inc. is a contract…

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November 2019

“Sifting through NY’s Organic Recycling Mandate” – a Panel Discussion at Buffalo Zoo about managing food waste and current processing options”

November 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Buffalo Zoo, Children’s Resource Center, 300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Free – $25

Register HERE! Food waste doesn’t make many headlines, but it’s one of the biggest environmental problems in the United States. Food in landfills releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas 28 times more powerful than CO2. Preventing and managing food waste is good for business and good for the Earth! This panel discussion will highlight different ways for WNY businesses to keep food out of your waste stream. We will connect you with the resources and knowledge you need to handle…

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October 2019

Kickoff Seminars at the FM Expo

October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Sustainable Basics to Build Your Business 10:30-11:30am @ FM Expo, Meeting Room 1 A workshop covering sustainable basics: discussing potential drivers for pursuing sustainability initiatives in your company and the sustainability management cycle to address the Triple Bottom Line - People, Profit, Planet. What does sustainability mean to your business? How to use Sustainability Management Cycle. Planning for change. Presented by: NYS Pollution Prevention Institute in cooperation with the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Please pre-register HERE   How to Become…

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Dumpster Dive – A Solid Waste Assessment

October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Free

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. A dumpster dive gives a company a better idea of the contamination rate in their waste, and the information can be used to further educate employees and executives to implement necessary changes to their recycling programs. Join us as a brave team of UB students from the Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative will dive into Tri-Main Center’s dumpster in search for treasured information to improve their waste streams and processes! The…

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September 2019

Navigating the changing markets for recycling: Coffee, Discussion & Tour at Modern’s Single Stream Recycling Facility

September 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Buffalo Recycling Enterprises, 266 Hopkins Street
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Free

WNY and the world has a waste challenge. We want to talk about it! If you’ve ever considered rethinking the way your company manages waste, you don’t want to miss this discussion. Meet us on September 24th to: Get an introduction to the current recycling markets Ventilate about your company’s recycling related pains & headaches Share ideas with fellow WNYSBR members and others on how to best navigate your company’s recycling and waste collection needs after the China Ban Join…

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