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  • Bottle Bills - the Benefits & Challenges, July 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST).  Register Here
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Call for Papers for NERC's Fall '19 Conference

Details available here.  Abstract submission deadline:   July 1, 2019

NERC 2019 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award Program Announced

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) is pleased to announce that it will be presenting an award recognizing an individual or organization for their contribution to growing an environmentally sustainable economy within the NERC 11-state region.

Applications for the 2019 NERC Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award are due September 10, 2019.  Download the award application here.

To be eligible, an organization or individual must be located within one or more of NERC’s 11-member states.

Awards will be given in recognition of demonstrated change supporting an environmentally sustainable economy as the result of a project that furthers NERC’s mission.  Awards will be given in three categories:

  • NERC Advisory Member
  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector

The award presentation will take place at NERC's Fall Conference, October 29, 2019, Providence, Rhode Island.  For more information about the Conference, visit the NERC website.

For more information, contact Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director.

Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper – Updated April 2019

Last fall NERC published a document chronicling national investment in paper recycling infrastructure. The list was produced by the NERC-NEWMOA Regional Recycling Markets Committee.  The Committee’s goal is to identify and implement strategies to promote and enhance recycling markets in the region.

With a new facility announcement, this resource has now been updated.

For further information, contact Lynn Rubinstein, NERC Executive Director or Chaz Miller, Chair of the NERC-NEWMOA Regional Recycling Markets Committee.

Increasing Use of Recycled Content in Road & Infrastructure Projects - Presentations

NERC recently held a workshop in collaboration with NEWMOA which focused on increasing the use of recycled content in road construction and infrastructure projects. The topics and presenters were: 

For more information, contact Lynn Rubinstein.

New Glass Recycling Resource on NERC’s Website

As part of the work of NERC’s Glass Committee, NERC staff compiled information about States Departments of Transportations' use of post-consumer recycled glass in road applications.  The new resource, Northeast States' Departments of Transportation Use of Post-Consumer Recycled Glass Fact Sheet is now available on NERC’s website.

If you have any questions about the Fact Sheet or NERC’s Glass Committee, contact Mary Ann Remolador.

NERC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the most recent NERC Board of Directors meeting is now available. For more information, contact Lynn Rubinstein.