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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 is one of the keynote speakers for NERC’s Fall Conference (Nov 5 - 7). In addition, NERC and the USCC will present a one-day summit on organics management at the Conference.  The summit will focus on the impacts of organics diversion legislation on hauling and processing markets in the Northeast states. The Conference will continue with a 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. 

Stay tuned for more details.  The Conference agenda will be posted on NERC's home page in August.

Webinar Scheduled to Discuss NERC’s Model EPP Purchasing Specs

NERC to discuss its Model EPP purchasing specs on a webinar, July 24 at 2 p.m. (EDT).  The webinar will include an overview of the model EPP specs (multipurpose and copy paper, monochrome toner cartridges, and office supplies), presentations on the key findings of each product category that guided the spec contents, Q&A with the spec writing teams (made up of EPP and environmental specialists from around the country), and suggestions on how to use the model specs for your future purchases.

The webinar is intended for purchasers, EPP and environmental specialists, and others involved in your organization's purchasing process.

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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


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