Are your grocery store employees up-to-speed on hazardous waste management?
Most independent grocery stores don’t generate large quantities of hazardous waste, but that doesn’t mean that a collection of potentially dangerous materials won’t accumulate over time. In a 20-minute webinar, Peter Cooke and Catrina Damrell of the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) Program will highlight products of concern, provide photos of dangerous store conditions, and show examples of properly maintained storage areas.
The webinar will feature:
• Examples of common hazardous products of concern.
• Worst case scenarios regarding hazardous waste storage and disposal.
• Photos and descriptions of properly managed storage areas.
This EPA webinar on hazardous waste management is being organized in collaboration with the FRESH Coalition, a group of public and private stakeholders dedicated to improving facility operations and environmental performance at grocery stores.
PETER COOKE / GSC PROGRAM MANAGER
Peter Cooke joined Manomet in May 2012 after launching several successful nationally recognized green certification programs while working in the Commissioner’s Office at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He served as Assistant Director of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Innovation and Assistance and designed and launched one of the first green certification programs for lodging businesses.
He has extensive experience in sustainability planning, development and managing. Since 2003, he has worked with over 1000 businesses, helping them save more than $100 million.
At Manomet, Peter launched the Grocery Stewardship Certification, the world’s first comprehensive grocery sustainability certification. Peter teaches Retail Sustainability at Tufts University, Energy and Materials Sustainability at the University of Southern Maine and at Antioch University, where he received a Master’s degree in Resource Management. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.
CATRINA DAMRELL / GSC FIELD MANAGER
Catrina Damrell joined Manomet in September 2013. Her role was quickly elevated to include expansive programmatic areas and strategic development. Catrina has led and co-taught over 50 GSC trainings for grocery clients, assessed over 100 grocery stores, and analyzed the sustainability data for over 800 grocery stores.
Her prior experiences include working for an international carbon neutral certification program based in New Zealand and as a marine biology technician at Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Catrina is a U.S. Fulbright alumni, completing her grant as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program.
She worked at a high school in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. She has worked as a field technician for an ornithologist studying the Bahama Parrot and West Indian Woodpecker on Abaco Island, Bahamas, and authored a research paper on the industrial economics of organic food in the American grocery market.
She is an honors graduate from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.
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