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On October 29 - 30 in Providence, Rhode Island, NERC will offer expert speakers on topics most relevant to plastics recycling.  The Conference sessions to be featured include: 

  • Managing Plastics
  • Single Use Plastics Legislation
  • Innovative Products, Programs & Technology
  • Basel Plastics Decision
  • Value of Plastics 
  • PFAS
  • Strategies for Plastics Education

More details about the speakers and schedule are in the Conference Agenda

Exhibitor Space & Sponsorship Opportunities Available






NERC's Webinar Series Continues With Packaging

  • September 11 - U.S. REGULATORY APPROACHES FOR PACKAGING, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST). Register Here

The US Regulatory Approaches for Packaging webinar will provide insight into the different approaches states are taking to address packaging.  Cole Rosengren, Senior Editor of Waste Dive, will present an overview of the different strategies states have proposed across the nation to deal with packaging and how industry groups have responded.  Cole will also focus in on the Northeast states specific approaches and their status.  Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the National Stewardship Action Council, will present California’s proposed strategies and the steps they have incorporated into their proposed approach.  In addition, Sarah Lakeman, Sustainable Maine Project Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will present the specifics of Maine’s proposed strategies and their intended outcomes.

  • October 24 - CANADIAN PACKAGING EPR                          1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST) Register Here

1:30  p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST) Register Here

September 2019

NERC’s Advisory Members


Distinguished Benefactors

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)



Sustaining Members


A list of all the logos of our Sustaining Members can be found under Advisory Members

New & Renewing Memberships

New Sustaining Member

Renewing Sustaining Members

New Supporting Member

Renewing Supporting Members

Member Spotlight - Marcal, A Soundview Paper Company


Newly Posted

State Updates


Advisory Member News

Of General Interest

New & Renewing Memberships

Membership is key to NERC's regional and national commitment to sustainable materials management. We are delighted to welcome our newest Sustaining Member - Marcal, A Soundview Paper Company - which has a Member Spotlight published in this Bulletin, as well as our newest Supporting Member - EFS-plastics.  We also thank renewing Sustaining Members Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England and Organix Solutions, and renewing Supporting Members Call2Recycle, Chittenden Solid Waste District, VermontFoam CycleProfessional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP), and Resource Recycling Systems (RRS).

Thank you to all our Advisory Members. To see a complete listing of NERC's Members and Supporters, as well as the benefits of membership, visit the NERC Advisory Membership web page.

The broad spectrum of interests represented by NERC's Advisory Members, Individual Supporters, and Board Members and their willingness to participate significantly contribute to the unique and important role that NERC plays in recycling in the region.

For more information, contact Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director.

Member Spotlight - Marcal, A Soundview Paper Company

Today more than ever, both businesses and consumers are committed to making environmentally-sound purchasing decisions. These environmentally conscious consumers want to be assured that the paper products they purchase are produced with recycled fiber.  Furthermore, they want to ensure that this ecological thought process begins in production and manufacturing and continues through to the end-product.  Read more . . .

OrganicsManagemenListserv logo

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.

Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse logo

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


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


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


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