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Special Addition to NERC's Spring Conference AgendaBuilding Circular Supply Chains for Polypropylene in the Northeast Roundtable Discussion

With export markets for certain recyclable commodities gone, North American recyclers are challenged to find new markets at home. Domestic infrastructure for plastics, and polypropylene (PP) in particular, is not robust enough or optimized to make up demand.

Join us in a morning Roundtable on March 20 at NERC’s Spring ’19 ConferenceBuilding Better Recycling Markets—to help forge a path to new market opportunities for PP in the Northeast. The Roundtable goal is to make transfer station and MRF operations more sustainable, keep post-consumer PP in recycling programs, and to connect operators with markets in an economically viable way.

The Roundtable is hosted by the Closed Loop Partners and NERC, and is sponsored by  .  

Conference Dates & Location:  March 20 - 21 in Wilmington, Delaware.  

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Member Spotlight - Interstate Refrigerant Recovery

When chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were invented about a century ago, they were seen as safe alternatives to sulfur dioxide and ammonia, the refrigerants most widely used at the time. However, by the 1970s, scientists discovered that CFCs were an environmental hazard, as they contributed to the breakdown in the ozone layer of earth’s atmosphere. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in its landmark Clean Air Act, included the regulation of CFCs in Title VI among its directives. 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.
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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.
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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