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Businesses and other organizations interested in learning more about how waste reduction, recycling and buying recycled products can help their bottom line as well as the environment are invited to the free May 4 online meeting of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network.

Individuals who are New Jersey Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 1.5 recertification credits for attending this online seminar scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 via the Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform.

Experts in a range of recycling and environmental sustainability areas will be giving short presentations on the following topics:

  • “Compostable, Degradable, Recyclable, Recycled Content, and Other Green Product Claims that Confuse the Public – The Federal Trade Commission Green Guides and their Impact on Waste Management” presented by environmental attorney Matthew Karmel of Offit Kurman, East Hanover.
  • “Sustainable Asset Management – Reuse and Recycling Opportunities for the Business Sector” presented by Robert Frustaci and Nelson Silva of Premier Facility Management, an environmental services company and leader in green sustainability programs.
  • “The Business Case for Reducing, Rescuing and Recycling Wasted Food” presented by Victoria Phillips, a waste reduction consultant at the Center for EcoTechnology.
  • “Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategies at Firmenich, Inc.,” presented by Clare Lumkong, director of Sustainability at Firmenich, in Plainsboro.

A brief audience question and answer period will follow the presentations.

To register to attend this free event, go here. Questions about the program can be directed to Steve Rinaldi, chair of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainability, at