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Agenda & Registration Now Available for NERC’s Fall Conference!

NERC’s Fall Conference—The Future of MRFs—will be held on October 30 – 31 in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.  NERC and the Agenda Planning Committee developed an Agenda that focuses on the issues that will shape the future of the region’s MRFs.  Both the Conference Agenda and Registration are now available.

The Conference will include some of the industry’s most knowledgeable speakers, in-depth discussions, a variety of exhibitors, and networking opportunities.   Make your plans now to join us and take advantage of the early (discounted) registration rate.  The topics and speakers to be featured at the Conference include:

The State & Future of Northeast MRFs - Perspectives on the changing landscape and anticipated future for the region’s MRFs

Trends & Economics – How MRFs can succeed given the challenging economics they are facing today and in the future

Operations Safety & Technology - Lithium batteries & fires; robotics; and more…

Building a Strong Contract for Recycling Services

Impact of Growing E-commerce & Potential for Recycling the Increasing Flexible Packaging Shifting materials in the waste stream and potential implications and solutions for future recycling systems

  • Implications of Ecommerce for Packaging Recovery Systems -  Scott Byrne, Board Member, Ameripen
  • Corrugate Trends and Impacts on Recovery - Dennis Colley,President/CEO, Fibre Box Association (FBA)
  • A Brand Perspective - Brent M. Heist, leads Global Packaging Sustainability Team, Procter & Gamble

Tackling Contamination - Clear messaging and other strategies to engage the public and monitor contamination

See the Agenda for more details about the Conference.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Available





For more information about the Conference, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director & Event Organizer.

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