Sustainable Waste Management Seminar and Tour

Posted by on September 17, 2007

Do you ever wonder what happens to your paper once it goes in the recycling bin? Who picks it up, where does it go and how does it get made into a new paper product?

Join the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia for a behind-the-scenes tour of Newman & Company, a family-owned paper mill in Northeast Philadelphia that has been making paperboard out of recycled materials since 1919! There’s a lot to learn – you don’t want to miss this tour!

After the tour, SBN invites you to a seminar on Conservation, Recycling and Reuse for business people concerned about managing their resources in a responsible way. Most businesses, their people and their buildings, consume vast amounts of energy and water and generate mountains of waste every day. Most of us have no idea how this effects natural resources or where our waste goes, but we have a nasty feeling it ain’t good!

Learn strategies that will help you to become more efficient, reduce your consumption and manage your waste responsibly. Many of these strategies are cost neutral, very often cost-saving, and help to reduce green house gas emissions and pollution.

Hear from businesses that have developed innovative technologies and services to assist your business in becoming ever more sustainable.

Featured Panelists:
Bud Newman, Newman & Company
Josh Todd, United States Recycling, Inc.
Maurice Sampson, Niche Waste Reduction & Recycling Systems, Inc.
Nadia Adawi, Philadelphia Fry-O-Diesel, Inc.
And more!

Event Details

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 26th; 5:30PM-8PM
The tour will leave from the Employee and Visitor parking lot at 5:40PM. If you arrive after 5:40PM, you may miss the tour but can still participate in the seminar.

Location: Newman & Company
6101 Tacony Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served

Because we are touring a working papermill, RSVP is mandatory for this event: e-mail

Directions available on our website for drivers and SEPTA:

We will meet at the guard station in the Employee and Visitor Parking Lot.

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