Sneak Preview Preliminary List of Educational Sessions.

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Schedule with dates, times and speakers to be included in January.

Community Engagement: Your Facility and Local Schools

Partnering with local school districts helps create a deeper understanding of the science behind recycling and the recycled materials industry. Highlighting different career paths in our industry for students and supporting the development of STEM practices bolster our future workforce. Hear from ISRI members, school representatives, and JASON Learning representatives as they share their success stories and supply the roadmap for your organization to further engage your community through the local schools.

Back to the Future III

Four industry icons discuss the growth of the industry through a historic look at the past, an overview of the present, and an educated eye towards the future. Take insights built on years of experience back to your organization.

Advancing R&D for the Circular Economy

The REMADE Institute is a 156-member public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating the U.S. transition to a circular economy through early-stage research and development. REMADE convenes experts from industry, academia, and government to collaborate on technical challenges to meet the nation’s energy, environmental, and economic goals. A major area of investment includes advancing recycling and recovery technologies focused on rapid gathering identification, sorting separation, and contaminant removal. Hear from REMADE CEO Nabil Nasr and panelists as they discuss technical challenges the Institute is tackling and how ISRI members can engage with REMADE.

Crime Prevention by Design

Preventing crime through the design of your facility could be a game changer for your operation. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, shows how your facilities can be designed to prevent thieves from stealing and possibly stop them from attempting to sell you stolen property.

Electric Vehicles: Are You and Your Facilities Ready?

Safety and training are critical as electric vehicles and materials begin to enter the recycling stream. Take back the tools to prepare your workforce to handle these vehicles safely.

Opportunities Abound: How to Attract Talent Through STEM Careers in Recycling

The recycled materials industry is full of job opportunities at all career levels and functions. STEM encompasses a variety of exciting career routes in recycling from working in artificial intelligence and sustainability to designing innovative products with recycling in mind, and beyond. Learn how to showcase these opportunities to potential employees. Take back the tools to highlight STEM careers in your facilities that will attract the right people for the right jobs.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace and Beyond

Mental health can be treated; suicide can be prevented. Hear from professionals in both areas about the effects each can have on your workplace and what you can do to address the needs of your workforce.

Trucking/Transportation Regulations and Responsibility – “What You Need to Know”

Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulations can be complicated and confusing. Learn from a panel of experts as they share information and answer your questions on hiring drivers, maintaining driver files, and more.

Influencers Make Great Leaders

Learn how to step into your power as an influencer with assurance, authenticity, “presence,” and quantifiable success. Hear from four dynamic professionals who became influencers and ultimately top-tier leaders of their companies. Their journeys to leadership were not effortless; yet they paved the way for many others to become leaders in the industry today and in future generations.

Environmental Social Governance Solution Strategies for Success

The steady monitoring of company practices as outlined in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) portfolio, the introduction of new and expanded material types, global and domestic policies, conflicts, trade restrictions, climate events, economic downturn impacts, transportation hurdles, and employee shortages continue to strain supply chains. Hear from an expert investor how to document actions, progress, and risk management strategies as outlined in the ESG portfolio. Learn how the ISRI ESG online fillable form will help document sound environmental compliance, safety, social, and governance practices for suppliers and customers.

Recycling Technology: Industry 4.0

The digitalization of operations management, human-machine interfaces, commodity trading, marketing, and much more have revolutionized the recycled materials industry. Industry 4.0 has brought the advent of new state-of-the-art technologies to our industry, introducing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud data management and analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn how the fourth industrial revolution will affect the processing, trading, and consumption of recycled materials and how you can embrace these new technologies to continue your organization’s growth.

The Growing Data Security and Destruction Movement

Digital devices from 5G smartphones to tablets and other consumer electronics are collecting and storing ever increasing amounts of personal data and other information. Consumers and businesses are increasingly becoming more aware of the risks associated with the proper handling of this equipment to protect valuable and sensitive data. Learn the vulnerabilities of consumer electronics and how you can protect your operation from accidental and preventable data releases.

Implementing Basel’s New Annexes

During the last meeting of the Basel Convention, two new proposals were adopted that may have profound impacts on the recycling of used electronic devices and other recycled materials. While these new proposals will not go into effect right away, it is imperative that you understand the implications and prepare in advance to meet these new compliance objectives.

The Evolving Battery Landscape in Electronics and Metals Recycling

The world is becoming increasingly electrified. This movement presents our industry with challenges and tremendous opportunities to set forth and practice best economic, environmental, and safety measures to not just keep up with the changes, but act as leaders and pioneers in the electrification movement. Gain insights and engage with leaders in the battery, electronics, and metals recycling fields.

Profitability and Asset Management: Through the Finance Lens

From Fortune 500 corporations to privately held multi-generational companies, finance plays a critical role in how an organization manages its cash flow. Gain an understanding into how to use finance options in the right scenarios to make the difference in optimizing the growth trajectory of your business. See a full analysis of cash purchases versus financing and when to use different types of financing methods to best manage your company’s equipment assets.

Fires in the Recycling Industry

Early detection and a SAFE response are vital to protecting your business, employees, and the community. Learn about these key elements with a special focus on responding to lithium-ion battery fires. Leave with the knowledge to develop and prepare a good response for your organization.

The SREA Report: A Critical Risk Management Tool

Gain a basic understanding of the SREA exemption to Superfund liability and how ISRI’s SREA Reasonable Care Compliance Program can help your organization mitigate the risk. ISRI’s SREA report is a risk management tool and due diligence strategy. Learn how the reports are made, the types of environmental compliance information included, and the different ways in which the reports can be useful to your company.

Reuse & Recycling in a Changing World of IoT

The electronics reuse and recycling industry is facing a wave of new equipment and materials including PV systems, EVs, wearables, and embedded devices. Data privacy, worker safety, environmental responsibility, and profitability present just some of the challenges. Learn how these issues are being addressed and take lessons learned back to your organization.