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NERC's Spring Conference Offers Fresh & Innovative Sessions!

If you are tired of the same old topics and discussions at conferences and are looking for something new, consider NERC's Spring Conference—Rebooting Recycling: Taking A Fresh Look at Solutions.  

The Conference Agenda is jam-packed with presenters that are paving the way for innovative thinking about recycling. Go to the Agenda for more details about the sessions and schedule. 

Location:  Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Any questions regarding the Conference, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director and Conference Organizer.

North American Recycled Plastic Processing Capacity Increases – New Report Published

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) announces the publication of new summary of announced plastic processing capacity increases, as a companion to its Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper. The document lists increases in North American capacity to process recyclable plastics into products such as plastic lumber, pellets or resins for end-markets.  These increases were announced or completed in 2017 or later.   

Register for the workshop here.

Community Composting - Team Building Webinar - Recording Available

A recording of the webinar, along with the PowerPoint presentation and resources are now available for download:

The webinar was made possible through a grant from USDA Rural Utilities Services.

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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