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Call for Papers for NERC's Fall '18 Conference - Abstracts Due May 10th

NERC's Fall Conference—The Future of MRFs— will be held on October 30th - 31st in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.  If you are interested in submitting a session abstract, go here.

Webinar to Showcase Finding Opportunity in MRF Glass - May 16th

The Northeast Recycling Council will host the webinar—Finding Opportunity in MRF Glass— on May 16th at 2 – 3:30 p.m. (eastern).  The webinar will explore the findings of the Closed Loop Fund’s (CLF) recent MRF Glass Study, Governmental Advisory Associates’ MRF data that informed CLF’s Study, CLF’s tool for assisting MRFs and municipalities to calculate the financial return based on their glass recycling set up; an overview of Aero Aggregates’ use of recycled glass to make a foam glass aggregate, Massachusetts' work to address the glass recycling issues that have ensued since the closing of the glass bottling company in Milford, Massachusetts; and the research about MRFs conducted by the Governmental Advisory Associates.  

The presenters include:

  • Ellen Martin, VP, Impact and Reporting, Closed Loop Fund 
  • Eileen Berenyi, Principal, Governmental Advisory Associates
  • Herb Northrop, Chief Operating Officer, Aero Aggregates
  • Brooke Nash, Branch Chief, Waste Reduction Programs, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection


Member Spotlight - Waste Management

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management is the largest US-based company in the environmental and waste industry sector. The company serves more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the US and Canada. In 1988—at a time when recycling rates in the US were a mere ten percent—it launched its first major curbside recycling program. It is not a coincidence that domestic recycling rates have tripled in the decades since then.  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


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


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