NERC's Fall Conference will be held on October 29 - 30 at the Graduate Providence in Providence, Rhode Island. A Call for Papers about plastics recycling issues has been announced. Details available here.
Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2019
Contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC's Assistant Director & Events Coordinator
Last fall NERC published a document chronicling national investment in paper recycling infrastructure. The list was produced by the NERC-NEWMOA Regional Recycling Markets Committee. The Committee’s goal is to identify and implement strategies to promote and enhance recycling markets in the region.
With a new facility announcement, this resource has now been updated.
Even today, in most states in the nation, leftover paint is usually stored until a household hazardous waste (HHW) day is scheduled. However, according to Earth911, “Most hazardous waste is incinerated instead of recycled.” For the environmentally conscious consumer, such a solution seems very far from adequate, especially when it has been confirmed that paint can be recycled. In fact, Earth911 reports, “Using 1 gallon of recycled paint instead of new paint saves 100 kilowatt-hours of energy and keeps 115 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.” Read more . . .