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NERC’s newest Sustaining Advisory Member is Serlin Haley. Headquartered in Boston, Serlin Haley provides a full spectrum of lobbying services across all 50 states. With an impressive client list that includes several NERC Advisory Members, the firm guides its clients through the current political and regulatory landscape, including all registration and reporting requirements. Continue reading.
NEW & RENEWING MEMBERs
Membership is key to Northeast Recycling Council's regional and national commitment to circularity and sustainable materials management. For more information about NERC's Advisory Member program, please visit Nerc.org/Advisory-Members/What-Is-A-NERC-Advisory-Member and view our Advisory Membership Brochure.
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This joint NEWMOA and NERC seminar will focus on proper management of waste from e-cigarettes and vaping, including any opportunities for recycling the materials. The presenters will provide an overview of these devices and their associated waste streams, whether any of the materials meet the definition of hazardous waste, what the commercial and institutional facilities that have these wastes are required to do, and what challenges are posed by these waste streams. Learn more and register.
You may now watch the recording of our Spring 2023 Virtual Conference to see event highlights and hear from expert speakers on Building a Diverse Workforce for Sustainable Materials Management. Catch up here.
View the presentations and watch the joint NEWMOA and NERC seminar that provided an opportunity to hear from experts on EPR for packaging and bottle bill programs and how these two systems can work together. Catch up here.
Does your organization have reusable/recyclable merchandise such as pencils, pens, tote bags, and water bottles that you would be willing to donate to an NYC school for recycling awareness? Students part of the Science and Engineering Research Program at Staten Island Technical High School are studying quality of life for a research project and want to improve recycling throughout local high schools. They wish to hold an event for recycling awareness at their school. If you would like to donate merchandise, please reach out to Tiffany Brekher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), now the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) responsible for developing, implementing, and financially supporting the modernization of curbside recycling in the name of producers, has launched a call for expression of interest for the conditioning and recycling of curbside recycling materials. Who is this for? Conditioners, recyclers, carriers of conditioning or recycling technologies and any physical or legal entity capable of bringing existing or future solutions for the conditioning or recycling of curbside recycling materials (containers, packaging, and printed materials) under the responsibility of ÉEQ. The call for interest is not open to brokers, market intermediaries or to transporters. This call for interest serves as the first step for an upcoming qualification process, if necessary, or a call for tenders, to build commercial relationships with ÉEQ. With the full entry into force of the modernization of curbside recycling starting January 1st, 2025, ÉEQ will have full responsibility over the curbside recycling system. Learn more here.
Maryland just released their annual Solid Waste Management and Diversion Report.
Advisory Member News
AMP Robotics employee took a “garbology course at Santa Clara University when she was a student. NPR highlights the course in this article. AMP's Moana Sato is one of MSW Management's Leadership Award recipients.
Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) is holding several upcoming events: its Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on April 28-29, the AAUW Used Book Sale on May 13-16, and a Shredding Event on May 13, 8am-11am for paper products, sponsored by State Representative Kerry Benninghoff, taking place at CCRRA.
Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) is holding its 28th Annual Recycling and Solid Waste Conference & Trade Show on May 8-9, 2023 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. The event will feature keynote addresses by Susanne Miller of Maine DEP and Heidi Sanborn of National Stewardship Action Council. SafetyWorks! and DEP Training will be available. The deadline to register is April 28th. Learn more here.
Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) launched a new EPA Healthy Communities project aimed at Increasing Construction and Demolition Debris Diversion in Coos County, NH. Two of three summits were held to date. Read the Recap PART 1 and PART 2. On May 22-23, NRRA is holding their Annual Recycling Conference & Expo at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. View the agenda and register early.
Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) in Ann Arbor, MI recently formed Poly Coated Paper Alliance (PCPA) which launched in March and is looking for members to help advance its objectives of widespread end-market acceptance for poly-coated paper packaging. Learn more here.
Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) is is currently looking for highly motivated entrepreneurial professionals interested in the circular economy to join our US team. RLG is an innovative technology driven service provider enabling manufacturers & retailers to meet regulatory take-back, recycling &environmental challenges in 80+ countries around the world. Through our scalable platform solutions, we address consumer goods & material take-back challenges by creating circular solutions for some of the world’s largest companies. Links to the three open positions open are below.
Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) published two new resources: Packaging & Food Waste Case Study and Biodegradable position paper. View them and other resources here: https://sustainablepackaging.org/resources/.