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Join us for our Winter By-Product Synergy Waste-to-Resources Event!

Innovating Waste-to-Profit in Puget Sound

Join us for a day of roundtable workshops, case presentations and inspiration for materials recovery and reuse!

January 22, 2015
Duwamish Longhouse
4705 West Marginal Way, SeattleDuwamish Longhouse

AGENDA
9:00 – 9:30 Refreshments & Networking
9:30 – 11:30 Hospital Blue Wrap and Plastic Roundtable
11:30 – 1:30 Networking and Lunch Program: Zero Waste for Sustainable and Profitable Organizations
1:45 – 3:45 Refractory Brick & Foundry Sand Roundtable
3:45 – 4:30 Networking

 

NBIS helps companies turn waste materials into resources for new products here in the Northwest.

Through our By-Product Synergy NW program, the online Materials Innovation Exchange, and our Materials Roundtables, participants address challenging waste streams to develop solutions that cut costs, reduce waste, and create economic opportunities.

Join us for a day of learning, discussion, and collaborative problem-solving on January 22nd at the welcoming and inspiring Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Registration discounts for BPS and NBIS members. The Lunch Program is included with Roundtable registration, or may be purchased separately.

blue wrap

Morning Roundtable

Hospital Blue Wrap & Plastic Film

o Source reduction options
o Reuse streams: compaction; aggregation
o Local end markets
o Feasibility, barriers and solutions

Foundry

Afternoon Roundtable

Refractory Brick & Foundry Sand

o Navigating the Beneficial Reuse regulatory process
o Next steps and value proposition for identified reuse options
o Thermal Reclamation option discussion

Lunch Program:

Zero Waste for Sustainable and Profitable Organizations

(Click HERE for descriptions of the speakers)

Mary Rose, NBIS – Welcome; Introduction of Speakers and Program

Michael Geller, Providence Health and Services, Oregon – “Using Vertical Integration to Close the Loop on Plastic Waste”

Kim DueringerRomac Industries – “Supply Chain Management Supporting Zero-Waste and Sustainability Goals”

Bryant Esch, Waupaca Foundry, Inc. – “Leading the Way for Green Foundries and Beneficial Reuse Practices”

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Register Today!

 

Good News for Salmon—Good News for NBIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Mary Rose, NBIS 425-828-0982

Good News for Salmon—Good News for NBIS

(Seattle – August 31, 2009) -NBIS has been awarded a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to support urban Salmon-Safe certification activities in the Lake Washington watershed region.

Salmon-Safe certifies urban landowners for best practices in stormwater and landscape management.

The NBIS Urban Initiative offers landowners assistance in developing cost-saving water and landscape management practices and provides public recognition through events and media campaign activities.
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New Law Makes State’s Paper Usage Leaner, Greener—Supports Local Paper Industry and Green Collar Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: David Quigg, Director of Marketing, Grays Harbor Paper
360-538-5664 Office, 702-525-3367 Cell
Mary Rose, NBIS 425-828-0982; Other Contacts Below

New Law Makes State’s Paper Usage Leaner, Greener—Supports Local Paper Industry and Green Collar Jobs

(Olympia, WA – May 6, 2009) – Under a new law signed today by Gov. Chris Gregoire, Washington state agencies and college campuses will be greener and leaner than ever in using paper products – further advancing state recycling and sustainability goals dating to the late 1990s.

At the same time, the new law creates a strong market incentive for paper mills to invest in technology and process innovations that will create blue-collar jobs in one of Washington’s oldest industries – paper making.
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Sustainability Takes on a Profitable New Look and Feel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Mary Rose, NBIS 425-828-0982

SUSTAINABILITY TAKES ON A PROFITABLE NEW LOOK AND FEEL

Newly redesigned NBIS website is a catalyst for promoting profitable, eco-friendly business strategies

(Seattle – March 17, 2009) – Kirkland, WA. – The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) today formally launched their redesigned web site (www.nbis.org). The site enhances the organization’s ability to share best practices on developing profitable, environmentally-friendly businesses and support its growing community of member companies.
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Salmon-Safe Puget Sound starts with Parks, Campuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Dan Kent, Salmon-Safe 503.232.3750; 503.473.3665 cell
Mary Rose, NBIS 425-828-0982; Other Contacts & Visuals Below

Salmon-Safe Puget Sound starts with Parks, Campuses

New certifications mark expansion of eco-label from farms to city;
landowners taking greater steps for salmon restoration

(Seattle – March 6, 2008) – Salmon-Safe and its Seattle-based outreach partner The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) announced today that the Washington State Department of Ecology headquarters campus, Port of Seattle Parks, and the co-located campus of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College have become the first urban Washington sites to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. The certifications mark the expansion of Salmon-Safe in Washington from farms to the city and offer landowners new tools to improve salmon habitat that go above and beyond regulations.
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