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Material Reuse Forum 2: Impact of Building Materials Reuse on Climate Change
December 7, 2022, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST | Register

Avoiding the use of new building materials is key to decreasing the built environment's impact on climate change.  Come hear three speakers present studies and data about deconstruction, salvage, and reusing materials.


  • Sarah Edwards, CEO, Eunomia Research & Consulting
  • Heidi Swank, Executive Director, Rethos
  • Gretchen Worth, Project Director, Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning

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Let's Talk about Rubber Modified Asphalt
December 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST | Register

Every year almost 300 million scrap tires are generated in the United States. One of the most beneficial uses involves producing Ground Tire Rubber (GTR) from scrap tires and using the GTR to create Rubber-Modified Asphalt (RMA). RMA has been used in the U.S. since the 1960s, but extensive market adoption is yet to occur, although use of rubber modified asphalt has increased approximately 50% since 2017. Depending on the application, one lane mile can use up to 2,000 scrap tires.

Join the Northeast Recycling Council, the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association as they host a webinar to discuss performance, economic and environmental benefits of using rubber modified asphalt. This workshop will:

  • Inform decision makers of the current status of this technology
  • Discuss barriers to its use and the opportunities to overcome them, including lack of specifications, lack of experience in market and how state DOT’s can change regulations to allow the use of rubber modified asphalt.


Strategies for Residential Food Waste Reduction & Composting
December 13, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 eastern | Register

This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about reducing food waste at home, particularly in disadvantaged communities. This is a key strategy for keeping food out of the solid waste stream. If you would like to learn more about the problems with wasting food, opportunities to reduce and divert food waste to compost, and urban community composting, join us.


  • Krishana Abrahim-Petrie, NEWMOA
  • Lisa Piering, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA)
  • Linda Bilsens Brolis, Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self Reliance 


Ground Glass Pozzolans – A More Sustainable Solution for Recycled Glass & Concrete
December 14, 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST | Register

Using ground glass Pozzolans instead of cement in concrete is a viable and sustainable solution. If you would like to learn about this nascent industry sector that uses locally-sourced, post-consumer glass to make an environmentally preferable building material, join the webinar on Dec 14.  The free webinar is co-hosted by NERC and NEWMOA. Speakers will discuss the properties, performance, applications, and environmental benefits of Pozzolans.


  • Patrick Grasso, Co-managing Partner, Urban Mining
  • TJ Oneglia, Vice President of Construction Materials, O&G Industries
  • Kim Bawden, Program Manager, Green Technology Accelerator Center (GTAC), and Senior Staff Engineer, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT


Gypsum Wallboard: Problems, Recommendations, & The Current State of Recycling (Webinar 1 of 2)
January 9, 2023, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST | Register
The Problems Created by Gypsum Wallboard Waste for Landfills and C&D Processors
Rick Watson, Delaware Solid Waste Authority 
The Problems Created by Gypsum Wallboard Waste for Waste-to-Energy Facilities
Mark VanWeelden, Covanta
Recycling Gypsum Wallboard in the Northeast
Terry Weaver, USA Gypsum
New West Gypsum Recycling: Gypsum Wallboard Recycling in the Northwest, Canada, and Europe
Michael McCamley

Gypsum Wallboard: Opportunities to Increase Recycling (Webinar 2 of 2)
January 24, 2023, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST | Register
A Contractor’s Perspective on Gypsum Wallboard Waste
Michael Orbank, Structure Tone
Emerging Research on Products Made from Gypsum Wallboard Waste
David Drake & Taiji Miyasaka, Washington State University
Gypsum Wallboard Manufacturer’s Perspective
Steve Meima & Susan Hines, Gypsum Association

Recordings & Presentations

All webinar recordings and presentations are available under NERC's Resources. View our Resources Search Tool and check 'Webinars.'

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NextCycle: A Model for Recycling Market Development

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Avoiding Contamination in Food Waste Feedstock for Composting

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Purchasing Standards for Low Carbon Concrete

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Extended Producer Responsibility for Gas Cylinders

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Food Waste Reduction Strategies & Tools for Businesses & Institutions

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End Markets for Finished Compost

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Recycled Content Mandates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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