8:30 am - 12:00 pm


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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue, Boston, MA, 02129

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Registration for this event is now closed. Presentations and a recording of the event will be posted on the WasteWise page following the event.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 2019 Spring WasteWise Forum on Wednesday May 1st 8:30AM – 12:00PM. The WasteWise Forum is a joint program run by RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

The forum will focus on procurement strategies and partnerships that aim to reduce waste. Attendees will hear presentations and participate in interactive discussion to consider topics such as minimizing single use materials and packaging, matching materials with recycling outlets, and reducing food waste at the source. The event will showcase programs from manufacturing facilities, higher education campuses, and corporate office settings. Attendees will also have opportunities to network with other local businesses and institutions.

WasteWise Forum Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Light Refreshments

9:00am – 9:40am Welcome and Updates

  • US EPA, Chris Beling
  • MassDEP, John Fischer
  • RecyclingWorks in MA, Lauren Potter

9:40am – 10:40am Presentations on Procurement Strategies that Aim to Reduce Waste

  • Raytheon Company, Irina Calante, Mary M. Strzempko
  • Mass Maritime Academy, Kathy Driscoll
  • Oxfam, Sarah Cook

10:40am – 11:00am Networking Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Interactive Discussion on Challenges and Solutions to Source Reduction

12:00pm Closing Remarks

Attention Federal Facility Attendees – There will be an optional Federal Green Challenge Meeting taking place after the WasteWise Forum from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. For more information, please contact Rob Guillemin at Guillemin.robert@epa.gov.


To register, please complete the registration form below. Please direct questions to info@recyclingworksma.com or call 888-254-5525.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may also join the forum via webinar. Click here to register.


Bookings are closed for this event.