[Pharmwaste] REGISTER NOW for Pharma-Sharps Safe Disposal Webinar Wed, 12/11/19 at 10 AM PT

Jordan jordan at nsaction.us
Fri Dec 6 15:28:50 EST 2019

Register now for the webinar on pharmaceuticals and sharps management!

Who should join this webinar?
Solid/medical waste managers, producers/retailers of meds/sharps, public health officials, legislators, drug abuse coalitions, and anyone who cares about safe medicine and needle disposal!




Pharmaceuticals and sharps are a significant public health and safety risk when improperly disposed of, which is why California passed SB 212<https://us13.mailchimp.com/mctx/click?url=https%3A%2F%2Fleginfo.legislature.ca.gov%2Ffaces%2FbillTextClient.xhtml%3Fbill_id%3D201720180SB212&xid=72bec09d16&uid=55661209&pool=&subject=> to require the producers of these products to fund and operate a take-back program statewide. Learn from the experts who have passed producer responsibility legislation for medications and/or medical sharps at the local and state level, and learn how any city, county, or state can achieve EPR for meds and sharps. You will also hear from a cutting edge medical waste company that is using ozone to treat medical waste!

Registrants who cannot attend the webinar will receive a recording and may ask questions!

Speakers include:

Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director - National Stewardship Action Council
Heidi Sanborn was the Founding Director of the California Product Stewardship Council and is currently the Executive Director of the National Stewardship Action Council, two organizations that helped 13 California cities and counties pass EPR ordinances for medications and/or needles. Heidi supported Alameda County as they were unsuccessfully sued by the pharmaceutical industry, and also assisted Cook County, IL and other states pass producer responsibility ordinances for these products, among others.

Heidi has been a trailblazer in the materials management industry for almost 30 years, working with companies, governments and the public to reduce waste, improve product design and recyclability, and implement cost-effective projects and policies which protect human and environmental health. Heidi’s collaborative, yet tenacious, problem-solving approach has delivered unprecedented success in developing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) public policy at national, state and local levels. She engages with diverse stakeholder groups to create and promote best-in-class programs.

Tim Goncharoff, Resource Planner - Santa Cruz County Public Works
NSAC Board of Directors
Tim Goncharoff led Santa Cruz County to pass the first local EPR ordinance in California for medications and medical sharps. Santa Cruz County's ordinance includes mandatory retailer participation, so all pharmacies are required to participate. Santa Cruz County’s program has been in operation since 2006, so Tim has a wealth of experience to share.

Tim Goncharoff is a passionate, creative and dedicated advocate for the environment. He has extensive experience in government as well as the private and non-profit sectors, and writes and speaks widely on environmental issues.

Debra Shore, Commissioner -  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Debra Shore worked with chief sponsor Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin to secure unanimous passage of the Cook County, IL safe medicine disposal ordinance, approved on 10/26/16. Cook County was the first County to pass a medication disposal ordinance outside of California and Washington.

Debra began her first term on the board of commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in 2006. She was re–elected for second and third terms in 2012 and 2018 and continues to advocate for extended producer responsibility in Illinois.

Beverly Hanstrom, CEO/Sole Owner - Colorado Medical Waste
NSAC Board of Directors
Since 1992, Colorado Medical Waste has provided collection, transportation and disposal service to medical waste generators along Colorado’s Front Range. Under Beverly’s leadership, her company introduced ozone processing at its headquarters in Aurora and is the only sustainable facility in the state. Medical waste is shredded, sterilized and reduced in volume by 90% with “ZERO” emissions. The confetti-like residual eliminates the public health and environmental impact of antiquated technologies and processes of the past while conserving valuable natural resources. Combining 27 years of industry experience, award winning service, and cutting edge technologies, her company brings medical waste management into the 21st century. She leads the industry in environmental stewardship to reduce the carbon footprint of healthcare and medical waste. Colorado Medical Waste is a local, minority, woman owned small business.

Dan Moran, Sr. Director of Healthcare Operations - Covanta
Daniel Moran is the Sr. Director of Healthcare Operations for Covanta where he is responsible for destruction of DEA regulated waste streams along with the day to day operation of Covanta’s DEA permitted reverse distribution facilities.  The Covanta Healthcare Team is responsible for the proper management and disposal of several waste streams including regulated medical, pharmaceutical and consumer generated pharmaceutical waste collected via take-back locations.  Prior to his role on the Healthcare team Mr. Moran was the Director of Mergers & Acquisitions where he assisted in the development and execution of Covanta’s acquisition strategy.  Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, Covanta is the world’s largest owner and operator of energy-from-waste facilities.  Mr. Moran is a 2003 graduate from Marist College and 2006 MBA graduate from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

​Cost: $125
NAHMMA Members: $75

Email jordan at nsaction.us<mailto:jordan at nsaction.us> for discount code

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