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NERC’s Fall Conference to Deliver Provocative Speakers & Topics

Chaz Miller, the Director of Policy/Advocacy of the National Waste & Recycling Association  & Dylan de Thomas, Editorial Director, Resource Recycling, Inc. are the keynote speakers for NERC’s Fall Conference (Nov 6 - 7). The Conference will focus on the new era of traditional recycling industry sectors and explore the impacts that have morphed these industries into today’s materials management marketplace.

Click here for the full Conference agenda.  Registration is now available.

New Position Open at NERC - Director of Advisory Member Services & Development

A complete job description is available on the NERC website at:

Member Spotlight - UNICOR

UNICOR is the trade name for Federal Prison Industries, Inc.  A component of the FederalUNICOR logo Bureau of Prisons, UNICOR provides job skills training and work experience to Federal inmates.  Established in 1934, UNICOR is designed so that it does not significantly interfere with private-industry.  Products manufactured by UNICOR may only be sold to Federal Government agencies.  Services provided by UNICOR (such as electronics recycling) may be offered to both Federal and non-Federal customers.  Read more.



Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) logo

Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH)

TPCH supports the implementation of toxics in packaging laws and the reduction of heavy metals in the waste stream on behalf of its member states.
Learn more at the TPCH website


The State Electronics Challenge (SEC)

The SEC encourages state, regional, and local governments to purchase greener computers, reduce the impacts of computer use, and manage obsolete computers in an environmentally safe way.
Learn more at the SEC website


Reuse Marketplace

A free regional network for businesses, institutions, governments, and nonprofit organizations in the states of CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, RI, and VT to find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that would otherwise be disposed as trash.
Learn more at the Reuse website


Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC)

ERCC provides a forum for information exchange among state agencies implementing electronics recycling laws and all impacted stakeholders.
Learn more at the ERCC website


NERC’s Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Listserv (EPPnet)

EPPnet links federal, state, and local environmental officials, and private procurement specialists charged with purchasing green products and services and developing policies for the procurement of these products.
Learn more here