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CEA Becomes NERC's Newest Benefactor Member

With the new year comes NERC's newest Benefactor Member: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).  CEA has been a long-time friend and supporter of NERC and we are delighted to welcome it at this increased level of membership. 

NERC’s Plans Green Event For Its Spring 2015 Conference

One of NERC’s primary goals when planning its events is to find facilities considered to be 'Green Hotels'.  NERC’s Spring 2015 Conference will be held on April 7 -8, and we are very happy to have found two green properties in Wilmington, Delaware, for the Conference.  The Conference sessions will be held at the  Chase Center on the Riverfront and NERC’s Board Meeting and Conference sleeping rooms will be in the adjoining The Westin Wilmington.  Keep posted about the Conference in future articles.  Be sure to be part of the event! For more information, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director & Event Planner.

Member Spotlight - MRM

The Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, or MRM mrm_logo_longas it is commonly known, assists manufacturers and consumers to divert electronic products from the waste stream and ensures that these products are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. The organization works to develop recycling systems that are convenient for consumers and open to participation by all electronic product manufacturers.

MRM’s mission is to “bring manufacturers together into long-term relationships that help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities to consumers nationwide.”

MRM is unique in that it was established by manufacturers for manufacturers. The founding companies for this joint venture—Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba—are leaders in green electronic programs and committed to the sustainable stewardship of their manufactured products. Since its initial formation in 2007, MRM has expanded its services to include 30 participating manufacturers and retailers.  Read more . . .
 

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NERC's listserv for Advancing Organics Management in the Northeast 

This unique listserv is an opportunity to share information about what’s happening with organics management. It is open to anyone interested in advancing organics diversion in the Northeast.  Learn more at the Organics Listserv website.

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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

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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

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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

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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