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NERC's Spring Conference—Seeking Circularity with Non-Traditional Solutions

Virtual Conference

April 12 – 13 (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, eastern)


Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Model Legislation for Plastics - Call for Comments

Over the past 18-months, a group of state recycling officials from the northeast has worked together to develop the draft Model Legislation for minimum post-consumer recycled plastic content in trash and carry-out bags and food, beverage, and household product containers. The Model Legislation is intended as a common starting point in the development of legislation requiring the use of post-consumer recycled plastic in specified products sold in the states.

You are invited to submit comments on the Minimum Post-consumer Recycled Plastic Content Draft Model Requirements for the Sale of Trash and Carry-out Bags and Food, Beverage, and Household Product Containers. The public comment period for the Draft Model Legislation is open until February 11, 2022, midnight Eastern. Please use this Feedback Form to submit your comments and suggested edits. 

NERC Releases Model Glass Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Legislation

The Glass Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Model Legislation has been published by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC). Go here to read more.

Upcoming Webinar

End Markets for Finished Compost, February 23, 1 eastern

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DE&I Training 2: Recognizing & Addressing Unconscious Bias February 2, 1:30 – 3:00 eastern Register Here

The Training offers a practical approach to identifying and addressing unconscious bias and it’s negative impact in the workplace; as well as providing strategies that promote inclusion. 


  • Nidhi Turakhia, Executive Vice President of Allied Alloys
  • Willie Johnson, CEO of Willie Johnson Communications

DE&I Training 3: Creating a DE&I Path for Government Employees February 28, 1:30 - 3:00 eastern Register Here

The training will include creative exercises for helping government employees with developing a deeper understanding and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  It will focus on the importance of the path each of us takes in this process, how it empowers us to advance our thinking about DE&I, and that job titles and work priorities don't have to be limiting factors.  

Trainer - Robyn Afrik, Director, Ottawa County Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)

DE&I Training Series Speaker Bios

DE&I Training 1 Recordings & Presentations

Member Spotlight - Blount Fine Foods

Headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts, new NERC Sustaining Member Blount Fine Foods logoBlount Fine Foods is a fifth generation family owned business whose product lines include “restaurant-quality, single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups and entrées at retail, as well as entrées, side dishes, and a full line of mac & cheese for retail hot bars and restaurants,” according to the company’s website.

While the company was officially incorporated in Rhode Island in 1946, it “has roots that stretch back much further — when 18-year-old Eddie Blount started an oyster harvesting business in 1880,” according to a recent EastBay RI interview with current president and CEO Todd Blount. Read more . . .