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Packaging Pilot: Boulder County’s Call for Circularity

OSCAR & Resource Recycling Systems


Tuesday, Jul 13

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

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On Tuesday, July 13th, please join us for a webinar co-sponsored by Naturally Boulder and Boulder County’s Office of Sustainability, Climate Action, and Resilience (OSCAR) and Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) consultants. Registration is free.

Who this webinar is for: Boulder County food and beverage manufacturers, Boulder County packaging suppliers, and others interested in learning more about sustainable packaging options.

In 2020, Boulder County’s Office of Sustainability, Climate Action, and Resilience (OSCAR) won an EPA grant to help food and beverage manufacturers transition to pollution-reduced packaging. Boulder County is now working to incentivize the design and manufacturing of closed loop packaging. This project addresses OSCAR’s goal of accelerating the circular economy in our community and combating climate change.

The webinar will cover preliminary findings and will introduce the pilot program application, which is an opportunity for two to three Boulder County food or beverage manufacturers to receive incentivization for packaging redesign. This may include technical assistance, packaging / equipment subsidization, materials testing, and storytelling of participants. This webinar will include opportunities for interactive questions and answers so please bring your queries!

Learn From the Experts

Moderator

Alyssa Harding, Director of Membership at Sustainable Brands

Featured Speakers

  • Brad Kurzynowski, Analyst at Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
    Brad is an analyst at RRS with a focus on packaging and life cycle assessment. He brings a unique and valuable combination of academic and operational experience at the intersection of product/packaging design and material recovery. His hands-on experience working in material recovery facilities gives him a unique perspective into the various recycling facets from collection and sorting to the marketing of reclaimed products and materials. Brad holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University.
  • Tim Broderick, Senior Sustainability Strategist at Boulder County
    Tim Broderick is responsible for implementing the EPA Boulder County Pollution Prevention Packaging project with Sustainability Specialist, Deandra Croissant. Tim Broderick also leads the county’s circular economy efforts including zero waste, food & agriculture, and consumption based emissions.
  • Resa Dimino, Senior Consultant at Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)
    Resa Dimino brings 30 years of experience in waste reduction, recycling, product stewardship, solid waste management, and environmental economic development. She thrives at the intersection of policy and operations, bringing an operational grounding to policy development and a policy context to operational issues. Prior to RRS, Resa lead policy staff for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) where she managed the development of the state’s Beyond Waste 10-year sustainable materials management strategy and helped to formulate the state’s e-scrap extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation. Resa is currently focusing on collaborative initiatives to improve recovery, increase sustainability, and facilitate product stewardship including directing multiple recycling supply chain and infrastructure gap analyses for public and private sector clients. Resa holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a concentration in environmental studies from Dickinson College and is a founder and current board member of the New York Product Stewardship Council.
  • Deandra Croissant, Sustainability Specialist at Boulder County
    Deandra is responsible for implementing the EPA Boulder County Pollution Prevention Packaging project with Senior Sustainability Strategist, Tim Broderick. Deandra also supports Boulder County’s Sustainable Food and Agriculture offerings, other circular economy initiatives, and communications and website management for the EnergySmart program.