Recycling / Resource Management
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Categories: Recycling / Resource Management, Technical / Certificate
Zero Waste Principles & Practices Certification Program
For over 40 years CRRA has been a leader in Zero Waste education in California. Now, joining forces with SWANA, CRRA offers a new professional development course that will certify professionals in Zero Waste Principles and Practices throughout North America.
The online course is four (4) hours a day for five (5) consecutive days.
The Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of rapidly emerging public and private sector Zero Waste programs and the key principles that support these programs. The course also provides tools to help draw together aspects of existing programs and new efforts into community-specific Zero Waste Programs.
We’re committed to educating professionals working in the industry and to moving the industry as a whole from a focus on solid waste management to resource management.
Content and Approach
The course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement:
- Introduction to Zero Waste, including a survey of different definitions and perspectives
- What’s In Your Waste Stream?
- Upstream, Midstream and Downstream: understanding Zero Waste strategies as they affect each stage of product lifestyles
- Collections Options
- Processing Technology Options
- Managing Organics
- Public Venues and Challenging Materials
- Changing Behavior through Education and Outreach
- Financing and Funding
- Contracting and Partnerships
The course provides many opportunities for discussion among instructors and participants. It draws on current materials and examples from outside the published manual and engages students in several in-class exercises.
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Categories: Advanced Degree, General Sustainability, Recycling / Resource Management, Sustainable Communities & Development, Technical / Certificate
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