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NERC Fall Conference Registration & Agenda Coming Soon

NERC's Agenda Planning Committee is reviewing abstracts for NERC's Fall Conference.   We expect the agenda and registration to be available the week of July 15th. 

New Leadership Elected for the Northeast Recycling Council

The Board of Directors of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has elected a new leadership team, effective July 1.

Leadership Team: Kaley Laleker, Maryland Department of the Environment has been re-elected as the President; Robert Isner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been elected as Vice President; and Rick Watson, Delaware Solid Waste Authority has been re-elected as the Treasurer.  

New Webinar Series 

  • Bottle Bills - the Benefits & Challenges, July 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST).  Register Here
  • U.S. Regulatory Approaches for Packaging, September 11, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST). Register Here
  • Packaging EPR - Canada & Europe  Date to be determined

For more details, go here...

NERC Signatory to Call to Action - Mandatory Recycled Content in Plastic Bags

NERC has become a signatory to an urgent call for government action requiring recycled content in plastic bags. To date, 27 organizations have become signatories. The industry-led Recycle More Bags coalition proposes using legislative action and procurement policy to drive demand for a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content in some types of plastic bags by 2025.

"The Northeast Recycling Council is honored to support this important initiative. We are particularly excited that it is industry led. Demand for recycled content is at the heart of successful recycling, as well as the thousands of jobs that are dependent upon it,” reported Lynn Rubinstein, NERC Executive Director.

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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