The Advisory Committees assist the board with projects related to a wide variety of topics to serve AROW members. The committees are open to all members and welcome participation. Not all committees are active at all times. Contact a committee chair to learn more. about how you can get involved.
AROW focuses on developing and coordinating consistent recycling and waste reduction messages for the public as well as education resources and tools for members. The organization's statewide reach, in conjunction with state and local partners, ensures a comprehensive impact in Wisconsin.
AROW's Communications, Marketing & Education priorities are:
The Emerging Leaders Program is for young working professionals and university students interested in being a part of Wisconsin’s waste resource management industry. Learn more about the Emerging Leader Membership and Program.
As with many industries, the “graying” of the waste resource management industry has veteran professionals looking to ways to cultivate the next generation of professionals. The Emerging Leaders Program will bring new energy to the industry, and more importantly, provide opportunities for young people wishing to embark upon a rewarding career in recycling, waste reduction and sustainable materials management.
Key points of the Emerging Leaders Program:
AROW works to decrease the amount of improperly managed hazardous and special wastes in Wisconsin by promoting reduction, reuse and recycling. These efforts contribute to environmental protection and natural resource preservation throughout the state.
AROW's Hazardous and Special Waste priorities are:
AROW's Organics and Compositing Committee, made up of AROW members, advises and guides the organization's organics and composting programming and collaborates on:
AROW promotes the principles of Product Stewardship to shift how products are managed in Wisconsin's communities at the end of their useful lives. By working together, producers, consumers and government can achieve sustainable solutions.
Product stewardship is a product-centered approach to environmental protection that calls on those in the product life cycle - designers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers - to assume primary responsibility for minimizing the product's environmental impact through all stages of the product's life cycle and for paying the costs of managing the product at the end of its useful life. Learn more about Product Stewardship on our webpage recyclemorewisconsin.org/product-stewardship
AROW's Product Stewardship priorities are:
The Membership Committee works in concert with all other Advisory Committees and the Board of Directors to meet the needs of all AROW members. This includes providing members the tools and information they need to succeed in their professional careers and this organization. The committee seeks member input for continuous improvement suggestions and engages appropriate AROW committees and the Board to meet those identified opportunities.
AROW's Membership Committee priorities are: