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Recycling Tomorrow 30 Years Later—NERC's Fall 2017 Conference & 30th Anniversary—Agenda & Registration Now Available!

We hope you'll join us for this historic event! The Conference agenda is full of the most talented professionals in materials management!  Commissioner Martin Suuberg of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will open the Conference followed by David Levine, Founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council who will provide the keynote address.  

Here's a snapshot of the topics to be discussed at the Conference:

  • Future of Sustainable Materials Management
  • Recycling Infrastructure Needs & Resource Management Solutions
  • How Brand Name Companies’ Recycling Involvement & Impact Have Changed
  • Successful and Unsuccessful US Extended Producer Recycling Programs
  • Recycling Train the Trainers
  • Plastic Grocery Bag Bans, Recycling Programs, & Related Environmental Issues
  • State of C&D Recycling in the Northeast
  • Approaching Surplus Furnishings as an Asset Instead of a Liability
  • The Right to Repair


Dates:  November 13 - 14, 2017

Location:  Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst, Massachusetts **The Lord Jeff has a limited number of sleeping rooms. Be sure to make your reservation early by calling (413) 256-8200.NERC's block rate ($110/night) is available until September 11 or until the rooms are sold out.

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