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Event Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where does my recycling go after I put it in the bin? Why can I recycle some plastics but not all? What is happening with China’s recycling policies and why does it matter to Somerville? If you’re curious about the answers to these questions, come to a fun, interactive panel discussion about the global and local recycling market with local experts. There will be lots of time for Q&A and discussion, so bring your tough questions! RSVP here.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Perlman, doctoral student at MIT in Engineering Systems focusing on waste management and contractor for the City’s school recycling program.
  • Cole Rosengren, Senior Editor of Waste Dive
  • Mark Evans, Senior Business Development Manager at Casella Recycling (Somerville’s recycling provider)

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability and Environment

Cost: FREE

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Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 06:00:00 PM 05/02/2019 08:00:00 PM America/New_York Waste Myth Busters: Everything You Didn't Know About Waste and Recycling (Part of SustainaVille Week)

Where does my recycling go after I put it in the bin? Why can I recycle some plastics but not all? What is happening with China’s recycling policies and why does it matter to Somerville? If you’re curious about the answers to these questions, come to a fun, interactive panel discussion about the global and local recycling market with local experts. There will be lots of time for Q&A and discussion, so bring your tough questions! RSVP here.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Perlman, doctoral student at MIT in Engineering Systems focusing on waste management and contractor for the City’s school recycling program.
  • Cole Rosengren, Senior Editor of Waste Dive
  • Mark Evans, Senior Business Development Manager at Casella Recycling (Somerville’s recycling provider)

Hosted by: Office of Sustainability and Environment

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