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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.

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RETHINKING RECYCLING Webinar to Feature David Allaway, OR DEQ - March 19

Register Here for NERC's free webinar about Rethinking Recycling.   The webinar will be held on March 19 at 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (eastern time).

Join us for the webinar with David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to discuss many facets of recycling.  Following are some of the points to be featured in the webinar: 
  
Recycling is an essential element of a sustainable future, but is it sufficient? And are there unintended consequences for society and the environment if we maximize recycling, “zero waste” or “circular economy” without a larger policy framework? The State of Oregon has conducted groundbreaking – and sometimes provocative – research into the environmental benefits and limitations of recycling. In this webinar, David Allaway from Oregon DEQ will summarize that research and suggest a path forward that will help communities and policymakers improve and optimize recycling while simultaneously activating additional solutions that achieve higher order goals of conserving resources and reducing pollution. 

Register for the workshop here.

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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