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EPMA Deep Dive: Recycling

May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A deeper dive into recycling in Massachusetts with Gretchen Carey from Mass Recycle & Republic Services. 

  • Have you ever wondered about those numbers on plastics?
  • Pizza boxes: recycle or no?
  • Where is recycling going in the future?

Our special guest Gretchen Carey, from Mass Recycle & Republic Services, will be here to answer this and more. This event will include a short presentation followed by an open conversation. Come prepared with your own recycling questions!

Learning Objective: Gain a better understanding of the recycling industry, recycling practices, and trends towards the future.


About the Presenter: 

Gretchen is President of the Board of Directors at MassRecycle, the statewide non- profit organization dedicated to sustainable materials management and advocacy for smarter ways to handle our waste.  She has worked in the environmental field for over a decade as a volunteer, municipal recycling coordinator, and now the Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator for New England. Along with providing training and educating on recycling for both municipalities and commercial customers, she is helping to build the organics infrastructure in New England. Gretchen is a LEED Green Associate, a Zero Waste TRUE Advisor, and is a member of the Environmental Business Council Solid Waste Management Leadership Committee.  She is also the co-founder and co-owner of GreenLabs Recycling, a hyperlocal business that collects clean laboratory plastic in the Greater Boston area, and is now running a pilot to collect beer can toppers.


This event was planned, and is hosted, by the BE+ Emerging Professionals of Massachusetts (EPMA) Committee

This event is FREE for BE+ EPMA Members and Emerging Professionals who have been in the green building industry for 3 years or less.


May 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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