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NERC Updates Vision & Mission Statements

After more than a year of deliberation, the NERC Board has voted to amend the organization's vision and mission statements.

The refreshed vision statement is a world in which waste is minimized and natural resources are conserved.

In furtherance of this vision, its mission is now to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action.

NERC's vision statement was last revised in 2016, and the mission statement in 2014.  Although updated only a few years ago, the opportunities and critical priorities for the sustainability and recycling communities have shifted significantly.  To ensure that NERC remains a leader and positioned to affect change, the Board determined it was essential to consider its position in these communities and reflect its intended contributions to ensure a world in which waste is minimized and natural resources are conserved.

“As a Board member of NERC, I am delighted by this adjustment in our vision and priorities,” said Kaley Laleker, Maryland Department of the Environment.  “NERC is a unique organization that is strengthened by the regional collaboration between public and private organizations that it supports and encourages.”

“I have been a member of the NERC community for more than 30 years, originally as an Advisory Member and now as a Board member,” commented Chip Foley, formerly of the Steel Recycling Institute.  “I am proud to see the impact that NERC has achieved over the years, and anticipate that the new vision and mission statements will enable continued success in sustainability, environmental integrity, and a healthy green economy.”

Member Spotlight - Republic Services

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Republic Services is the second-largest recycling and waste management company in the United States, with 14 million customers and revenues of over $10 billion in 2017. The company operates 195 landfills, 204 transfer stations, 343 hauling facilities, and 90 recycling centers.  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