STATE OF TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR RECYCLING

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Upcoming events

    • Wed, August 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Thu, August 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • online


    Resource Recycling Annual Conference

    virtual | August 4 – 5, 2021

    conference website

    Join the 2021 edition of the Resource Recycling Conference where municipal recycling stakeholders will safely connect online to help boost local programs and develop more materials recovery coordination across North America.

    STAR/NRC members are eligible for a special registration rate of $200 if they sign up by July 15. That's a $50 savings off the regular registration. Use this link to get signed up at the special NRC rate today!

    NRC is excited to be organizing a panel discussion on “Recycling Is Infrastructure Too,” on how the recycling sector can be part of the national push for infrastructure development. Other topics on the schedule include:

    • Evolving waste policy landscape
    • Equity and environmental justice via local programs
    • Best practices for collection of multi-family homes
    • Successful contamination campaigns
    • and more!

    Presented in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership and delivered on the Hopin virtual events platform, the two-day online event is being built specifically for local waste and recycling officials, hauling companies, recycling facility operators, and other key industry stakeholders.

    See the session lineup for the complete rundown of programming and check out the sponsor/exhibitor opportunities to learn how you can get your brand in front of the top decision-makers in municipal recycling.

    In addition, the winners of Resource Recycling's inaugural Program of the Year awards will be announced on the second day of the conference.

    • Sat, August 07, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • 3160 E Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074


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

    august 07, 2021  9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    3160 E SPRING CREEK PKWY, PLANO, TX, 75074-1704

    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

    Learn More

    • 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.

    • Tue, August 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Solidarity for Economic Recyclers—Interactive Webinar

    August 10, 2021 | 2:00-3:00 PM ET

    REGISTER HERE

    The Center for Biological Diversity, Break Free From Plastic and the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network are partnering to hold a free interactive webinar on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET about creating an economy that’s better for people and the planet.  

    The solidarity economy is a growing global movement committed to building an economy grounded in the values of solidarity, sustainability, participatory democracy, equity and recognizing diverse needs that require more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many existing practices that align with these values, such as cooperatives, the commons, participatory budgeting, community land trusts and public banking, are examples of a solidarity economy.

    Emily Kawano, founder and co-coordinator of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network, will present an overview of the solidarity economy before facilitating interactive breakout rooms where participants will have the opportunity to discuss various environmental examples such as composting cooperatives, sharing systems and community gardens. An optional 30-minutes will be provided at the end for formal Q&A and a small group visioning session.


    • Wed, August 11, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • virtual

    STAR 2021 Busch Bin Grants Webinar

    Sponsored in part by Busch Systems

    August 11, 2021 | 11am cdt

    Register Here!

    Join STAR for an overview of the 2021 Busch Bin Grants! (Applications open August 11th)

    Seeking recycling and waste bins for your organization, school or business? Join us for this webinar to learn how STAR's Busch Bin Grants can help!

    Through STAR's Bin Grant Program, sponsored by Busch Systems, schools, small businesses, and other entities, such as non-profits and local governments, can apply to receive brand new Busch Systems bins to help expand or start a recycling program.

    Each grant offers up to 6 Waste Watcher bins, 50 28-quart desk-side recycling bins, and 50 hanging waste bins with lids. By providing desk-side recycling and larger central collection bins, an organization can start or expand their own recycling program!

    Busch Systems has been passionately delivering recycling and waste solutions for over 30 years and is the #1 rated brand in the industry according to Trustpilot. Having started as a curbside bin manufacturer, they have since moved their focus to centralized stations and consulting services.

    * STAR members receive 10 extra points towards the application scoring, so if you are not yet a part of our alliance, join STAR now!

    Speakers:

    Brittany Rosenberg, STAR Executive Director, will give an overview of the grants, including how to apply and who should apply.

    Alec Cooley, Senior Advisor at Busch Systems will go over best practices.

    Amy Thomaides, Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager at City of San Marcos Resource Recovery, will share what the city has learned from their case study on bins.

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    Important Dates:

    Bin Grant Applications will be open Aug 11 – Sept 11, 2021

    Winners will be announced in October.

    Bins will be delivered in November.

    • Sat, August 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 5801 W Plano Parkway Plano, TX 75093


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

    August 14, 2021  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    5801 W PLANO PKWY, PLANO, TX, 75093-4637

    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

    LEARN MORE


    • Mon, August 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Fri, August 20, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina San Diego, California, USA

    The 6th Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show

    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
    San Diego, California, USA

    August 18-20, 2021


    APRC 2021 is an In-person Conference with Virtual Access Available to those who cannot join us in San Diego.

    What is the Conference all about?

    APRC is a recycling industry networking forum bringing Plastic Recyclers, Brokers, Farmers, Nurseries, Agricultural Plastic Manufacturers, and Government Officials together to discuss the solutions to the landfilling and open burning of waste agricultural plastics.

    View Agenda




    • Mon, August 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Wed, August 18, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • San Diego, California


    12th Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show (WCTC)

    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
    San Diego, CA

    Learn how to convert waste to chemicals, energy and fuels.

    Register Here!

    Waste Conversion Technology Conference  (WCTC) attracts 150 to 200 professionals from around the globe who come to hear acclaimed industry representatives talk about converting waste materials into alternative fuel and energy.

    WCTC is proud to be the oldest and one of the largest waste conversion conferences focusing on converting waste to fuels and chemicals. Drawing renowned and seasoned waste professionals and scientists, utility representatives, attorneys, banking and finance representative, solid waste directors, waste management professionals, and entrepreneurs who believe in this new frontier of chemical recycling, as well as, converting waste for their energy and fuel purposes.

    • Sat, August 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 3101 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075


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

    August 21, 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

    LEARN MORE


    • Thu, September 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom


    STAR Business Council General Meeting

    Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)


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

    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. 

    • Tue, October 05, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Fri, October 08, 2021
    • (CDT)
    Register

    Join the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling for Texas Recycling Summit 2021, virtually from Oct 5-6 and in person from Oct 7-8 at the Lake Granbury Conference Center.

    Summit has been Texas' premier recycling conference for 23 years, offering annual CEUs, exclusive networking opportunities and cutting edge updates to the recycling industry of Texas.

    This year we anticipate welcoming more than 300 professionals from state and local government, private industry, higher education, and NGOs/trade associations.

    If you are a Mission Partner and your membership is managed by your organization, contact your bundle administrator for your access code. 

    After selecting your ticket, you will be emailed a link to create your login on the virtual event site Hop-in. Make sure you click the link and complete your registration!

    For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the main Summit 2021 page. 



      

     

    • Tue, October 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • online

    Register Here!

    Join them on the first Tuesday of every other month for this virtual networking series with the circular economy business community.

    About this event

    Join the City of Austin’s Circular Economy Program for a new, virtual networking series, Circular Meet-Ups. Happening the first Tuesday of every other month, Circular Meet-Ups provide an opportunity for local business owners, start-ups and sustainability professionals across all industries to connect and learn more about Austin’s circular economy.

    Attend a Circular Meet-Up today:

    • Get an introduction to Austin’s circular economy
    • Hear from innovators and leaders of successful circular businesses in Austin
    • Learn about best ‘circular’ business practices that can benefit you and your company
    • Network with like-minded business leaders and entrepreneurs

    During this meet-up, you’ll join two local business leaders for a discussion on Austin’s circular future — check them out below:

    Jenn Evans, Executive Director, Austin Creative Reuse "Austin Creative Reuse is a local nonprofit with a mission to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building. In our creative reuse center in East Austin, we collect, process and re-sell gently used creative materials donated from individuals and businesses. To date, we've diverted more than 435 tons of usable creative materials from Austin's landfills and hosted hundreds of workshops and community events to promote reuse, conscious consumption and a circular Austin.”

    Sandy Stewart, Owner , Think Big Program “Think Big Program works with independent small businesses seeking dollars to fund existing or new circular initiatives. She helps businesses align circular goals into their business strategy and prepare for making the money ask, whether it’s from lenders, investors or seeking grants.”

    Email for more information: circulareconomy@austintexas.gov

    Circular Meet-Ups are hosted by the Circular Economy Program within Austin Resource Recovery, a department of the City of Austin. For more information on Austin’s Circular Economy Program, visit AustinTexas.gov/CircularEconomy.



    • Wed, November 03, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Thu, November 04, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • virtual


    NRC's National Recycling Conference
    Nov 3-4, 2021

    Early Bird Registration Open Now!

    Register 

    The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is excited to partner with the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR) to co-host the 2021 National Recycling Congress on November 3-4, 2021. In an effort to safely convene recycling professionals from all across North America, this year’s Congress will be hosted virtually. Registration for the National Recycling Congress held in conjunction with NYSAR will open by the end of this month.

    After a 12-year hiatus, the premier, two-day educational and networking event will be the place to connect with, engage, learn from and be a part of the national movement for increased and improved recycling and more. Here’s how NRC is working to compliment your state recycling conference with timely, critical and national information:

    • Recycling program best practices
    • National legislation updates
    • Climate change and waste
    • Market development
    • Circular economy
    • Buy-recycled
    • Environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

    If you would like to be a sponsor, contact aleccooley@comcast.net.

    For more information, contact Julie Rhodes at julielrhodesconsulting@gmail.com.

    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • online

    Register Here!

    Join them on the first Tuesday of every other month for this virtual networking series with the circular economy business community.

    About this event

    Join the City of Austin’s Circular Economy Program for a new, virtual networking series, Circular Meet-Ups. Happening the first Tuesday of every other month, Circular Meet-Ups provide an opportunity for local business owners, start-ups and sustainability professionals across all industries to connect and learn more about Austin’s circular economy.

    Attend a Circular Meet-Up today:

    • Get an introduction to Austin’s circular economy
    • Hear from innovators and leaders of successful circular businesses in Austin
    • Learn about best ‘circular’ business practices that can benefit you and your company
    • Network with like-minded business leaders and entrepreneurs

    During this meet-up, you’ll join two local business leaders for a discussion on Austin’s circular future — check them out below:

    Jenn Evans, Executive Director, Austin Creative Reuse "Austin Creative Reuse is a local nonprofit with a mission to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education and community building. In our creative reuse center in East Austin, we collect, process and re-sell gently used creative materials donated from individuals and businesses. To date, we've diverted more than 435 tons of usable creative materials from Austin's landfills and hosted hundreds of workshops and community events to promote reuse, conscious consumption and a circular Austin.”

    Sandy Stewart, Owner , Think Big Program “Think Big Program works with independent small businesses seeking dollars to fund existing or new circular initiatives. She helps businesses align circular goals into their business strategy and prepare for making the money ask, whether it’s from lenders, investors or seeking grants.”

    Email for more information: circulareconomy@austintexas.gov

    Circular Meet-Ups are hosted by the Circular Economy Program within Austin Resource Recovery, a department of the City of Austin. For more information on Austin’s Circular Economy Program, visit AustinTexas.gov/CircularEconomy.



    • Wed, December 08, 2021
    • (CST)
    • Thu, December 09, 2021
    • (CST)
    • online


    National Zero Waste Conference | Dec 8-9, 2021

    Register Here

    The National Recycling Coalition and Zero Waste USA are partnering to organize the National Zero Waste Virtual Conference on Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2021. This jam-packed educational and networking event will include topics such as:

    • Circular Economy and Zero Waste
    • Zero Waste and Climate Change
    • Plastics in the Oceans
    • World Cleanup Day
    • Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Uses
    • Zero Waste Culture Change
    • Zero Waste Lifestyles
    • Reduce, Rethink, Redesign
    • Product Policies
    • Zero Waste Certification
    • And many more

    Two tracks are available: Zero Waste Business will be the focus on the first day and Zero Waste Communities on the second.

    Don’t miss out on local, national and international experts discussing Zero Waste, high diversion best practices and the latest developments in the industry. Pricing details available here and registration is open now! NRC members will enjoy a $50 discount on this event. Register today!

    STAR Members of eligible for the NRC discount!


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