The Colorado Association for Recycling is inviting businesses into the recycling conversation in Colorado. Almost every business in Colorado is involved in some way in recycling and materials management. Businesses use materials to make products and deliver services and all of these materials have a life cycle. How can businesses best manage materials not only for the benefit of the environment but also for the benefit of the bottom line? CAFR business councils will tackle material end-of-life issues by bringing together the business community to share ideas, solve problems and be the voice for businesses in the recycling and sustainability community in Colorado.
The business councils will bring all sizes and sectors of business together. In the council setting each sector will focus on materials that are the most relevant to that sector. However, the council will come together as a group at the beginning and end of each meeting for the purpose of crossover information and revealing potential synergies amongst sectors to solve for materials issues.
CAFR will kick off two geographical business councils in the 2nd Quarter of 2017. We will host a Colorado Springs Business Council and a Front Range Business Council. The councils are not limited to members from those geographical areas. These two areas will simply be our first two host locations.
Each council will begin by hosting a round table. Businesses will be invited to participate in the round table for the purpose of shaping the scope and direction of the business councils.
- Colorado Springs Business Round Table: Tuesday, April 25, 2:30-4:30 PM. Happy Hour to follow. Location: American Overhead Door, 4336 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- Front Range Business Round Table: Tuesday, May 9, 2:30-4:30 PM. Happy Hour to follow. Location: Community First 5855 Wadsworth Bypass a, Arvada, CO 80003
The councils will officially launch and be recognized at the CAFR Summit for Recycling, June 4-6, in Fort Collins.
The councils are open to current CAFR business partners but will also welcome guests to participate for the purpose of exploring the opportunity of becoming a CAFR partner.
For more information, please contact: Laurie Johnson, CAFR executive director, at Laurie@cafr.org