Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Satellite Forum Will Focus on Facts about Buying Recycled

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Satellite Forum Will Focus on Facts about Buying Recycled

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On November 9, 1999, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a national satellite forum entitled Buying Recycled: The Real Story About Cost, Availability, and Quality.

This free, interactive program is designed to provide governments, businesses and other organizations with insights on ways to purchase quality, competitively priced recycled products.

This forum is being presented in support of America Recycles Day by EPA's WasteWise program and the Buy Recycled Business Alliance (BRBA).

The forum will feature Richard Keller, a nationally recognized trainer on buying recycled products with Maryland Environmental Service, who has conducted over 125 seminars on how to buy products with recycled content.

He will share with the audience suggestions on proven strategies for buying recycled products. Viewers will have the opportunity to call in with questions.

Also featured will be government and business members from both the WasteWise and BRBA programs:

* King County, Wash. Eric Nelson, Environmental Purchasing Coordinator.

In 1998, King County received the National Association of Counties (NACo) first annual Environmental Purchasing Award. A leader in the arena of buying recycled products, King County annually saves more than $500,000 with purchases of more than 2.5 million dollars in recycled-content and environmentally preferable products. Nelson will describe the challenges buyers face, as they try to change long-standing practices, and share the methods by which King County works to overcome them. …

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