Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

SME & Sierra College to Host Zero Waste Event





On Monday, July 21, Sacramento businesses can participate in a trash audit, the first step toward becoming a Zero Waste Business, and learn how businesses save money by becoming more sustainable at an event hosted by NCIM in Rancho Cordova and sponsored by SME in partnership with Sierra College CACT. 

ROCKLIN - Get Started with Zero Waste to Cut Costs is the topic of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of Society of Manufacturing Engineers meeting, on July 21 from 6-8 PM at Northern California Injection Molding, Inc. (NCIM), 2691 Mercantile Dr., Rancho Cordova.  

There is no cost to attend the SME meeting but registration is required online . Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants; safety glasses & gloves will be provided.

 Through a partnership with the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), attendees will participate in a trash audit and discuss the benefits of moving toward Zero Waste. NCIM  produces high volume, quality-consistent, custom molded products for the automotive, communications, electronics, custom eyewear & healthcare industries.

 SME Sacramento Valley president-elect, Jeff Briggs, explained that SME hopes the event will encourage manufacturers to look in their full trash containers and identify ways their companies can save money. "At this meeting, we will teach you how to analyze your own trash and evaluate the contamination in your recycling bins," said Briggs. "This can show you how many valuable recyclables are still being thrown away.  By recovering those recyclables, you can lower your waste bill." 

According to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College is working to train and prepare businesses to become certified in Zero Waste. "With the SME partnership, we can make more businesses aware of the potential cost savings and how to become certified," said Pepper-Kittredge. "At the SME meeting, Zero Waste Business experts, Gary Liss and Sue Beets, will facilitate the trash audit and describe how companies have benefited from establishing Zero Waste programs."





Placer County News Headlines

Bella Vista HS Wins Sacramento County Academic DecathlonSacramento, CA- Bella Vista High School, from the San Juan Unified School District, is the winner of the 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon competition

Topgolf in Roseville to host WJU Fundraiser in AprilRoseville, CA - The Jessup Athletic Association will host the inaugural TopSwing event - a fun gathering, providing golf, games, food, beverages, prizes and awards - on Sunday, April 23

Roseville Bucks for Bikes Application DeadlineRoseville, CA- Apply for an opportunity to receive up to $200 toward a new commuter bike. Bucks for Bikes helps commuters

Mom Turns Caregiving Into CareerSo taken up by their moving story, I'm devoting the next two weeks to Joe and Tish Griffin, 21-year-old son and 60-year-old mother

PCWA affirms opposition to weaken Prop 218AUBURN, Calif. - At its February 16 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors expressed opposition to any legislative effort to weaken Proposition 218

Rocklin Music Artist Quinn Hedges New AlbumLocal Rocklin music artist Quinn Hedges will unveil his latest album in spectacular fashion. He and several collaborators created a dozen captivating videos

Roseville Gas Price Declines Coming to an End?Roseville, CA- Declining gas prices in Roseville may be coming to an end as experts continue to anticipate a rise in fuel prices nationwide heading into the warmer months

Bill would provide independent oversight of Mental Health ServicesROSEVILLE - This week Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Roseville) introduced a bill to assure that the $2 billion allocated each year from Proposition 63

Roseville to host Junior Singles ChampionshipsRoseville, CA - Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville is set to host annual Junior Singles Championships Feb. 18 - 20.

Kidney Transplants: UC Davis Leads NationSACRAMENTO, Calif.) - UC Davis physicians gave lifesaving kidney transplants to more than 400 people in 2016, making it the highest-volume kidney transplant program in the nation.

Kid-O-Rama Festival Returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Olympic Valley, Calif. - The 8th annual Kid-O-Rama extravaganza returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this President's Day weekend from February 18-25.

Dementia Support Group in Grass ValleyCascades of Grass Valley, a senior living community located at 415 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley, will be hosting a monthly support group for family and caregivers


NEWS: In Case You Missed It