Northeast MRFs report skyrocketing bale values. NERC reports a sharp increase in recyclables prices during the third quarter of 2021.
EPA publishes finalized National Recycling Strategy. Carlton Waterhouse, deputy administrator of the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, was a keynote speaker at NERC's Fall 2021 Conference.
News roundup: Vermont Dept. of Health reports 222 new COVID-19 infections Monday. Vermont Public Radio news roundup includes NERC's report on increasing value of recyclables.
NERC Recycling Markets Report Published – Continued Positive Growth. The 10th in NERC’s series of quarterly reports on the market value of commodities from MRFs in the Northeast.
Massachusetts banning disposal of textiles, mattresses and more organics in 2022. NERC's Executive Director Lynn Rubinstein is quoted.
Solid Waste Working Group Holds First Meeting. NERC is a stakeholder in New Hampshire's Solid Waste Working Group.
SWANA report examines the value of recyclables. SWANA's report cites NERC's Report on Blended MRF Commodity Values in the Northeast from April to June 30.
Why the EPA's Recycling Economic Information (REI) is Crucial to Demonstrating Industry Impact. On a NERC webinar, EPA economist Lawrence Doppelt presents on the Agency's Recycling Economic Information (REI) report.
Pizza boxes can be recycled, experts say — but there are exceptions to the rule. NERC study reveals that most pizza boxes can be recycled.
News from Mattress Recycling Council, Novelis and more. NERC's first diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training will be held December 9th.
Waste Advantage And Waste Dive Cover Matt Karmel's NERC Environmental Justice Presentation. At NERC's Fall Conference, attorney Matthew Karmel discussed New Jersey's environmental justice law.
NERC requests comments for glass recycled-content model legislation. NERC is requesting public comments for the Draft Glass Minimum Postconsumer Recycled Content Model Legislation.
NERC Opens Public Comment for Draft Model Legislation on Glass Recycled Content. A webinar is scheduled for Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss the Draft Model Legislation and to answer questions.
Community engagement is critical to environmental justice progress: NERC conference. Environmental justice is highlighted in NERC's recent Fall Conference.
Amid shipping crisis, recycling loads often ‘first to get cut’. A session during NERC's recent all Conference focused on the impact of the global shipping crisis on the shipping of recycled material.
Public Comment Period Open Until November 11 for Draft Glass Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Model Legislation. NERC invites comments on the Draft Glass Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Model Legislation.
Why carton recycling has stalled in one state. NERC's most recent quarterly survey of MRFs determines that cartons comprise less that one percent of recyclables sold in the Northeast.
Day 2 of NERC’s Fall Conference Talks New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law, Communities and Solar Panel Recycling. Press coverage of Day 2 of NERC's Fall 2021 Conference.
Final Day of NERC Conference Focuses on Reuse Markets and Economic and Social Justice Opportunities. Press coverage of the third and final day of NERC's Fall 2021 Conference.
States and Federal Government Continue to Advance Plastics Recycling and Minimum Recycled Content Mandates. NERC is called on to consult with the Connecticut Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to help develop recycled content requirements.
Maryland Green Purchasing Committee Earns “Public Sector Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award” from Northeast Recycling Council.. At NERC's Fall Conference, Maryland Green Purchasing Committee is awarded for its environmental sustainability.
Day 1 of Northeast Recycling Council’s Virtual Fall Conference Covers Environmental Justice, Recycling Policies and Compostable Packaging. Day 1 of NERC's Fall 2021 Conference.
Pollution impacts are just a piece of environmental justice. EPA official Carlton Waterhouse speaks on environmental justice on Day 1 of NERC's Fall 2021 Conference.
In My Opinion: Steps to address diversity in recycling. NERC's Assistant Director Mary Ann Remolador outlines NERC's efforts to improve diversity in the solid waste management industry.
Northeast MRFs enjoy higher commodity prices. NERC's latest quarterly survey of MRFs in the Northeast reports the value of a blended ton of recyclables was $125.13 during the second quarter, up 144% year over year and 41% from the first quarter of 2021.
Organic growth: Grassroots efforts promote food-scrap composting on LI. NERC's Assistant Director Mary Ann Remolador is quoted in a Newsday article about the growth of composting on Long Island NY.
NERC Blended Value of a MRF Ton Update Demonstrates Positive Trends in Region. NERC's report on the blended value of a ton of materials in Northeastern MRFs has been updated to cover the period of April – June 2021.
How Upcycling Fights Food Insecurity and Climate Change - Part 2. NERC hosts a webinar on preventing food waste. Part 2 of 2.
How Upcycling Fights Food Insecurity and Climate Change - Part 1. NERC hosts a webinar on preventing food waste.
Northeast Recycling Council Virtual Fall Conference - Reuse, Solar Panel Recycling, Soil & Environmental Justice Oct. 12-14. The Northeast Recycling Council will host its virtual Fall Conference October 12-14 with the theme-- Reuse, Solar, Soil and Justice. Among the Conference presentations is a panel on reusing and recycling solar panels, reuse and environmental justice, the country's strongest environmental justice law and much more.
RecycleCT launches RecycleCT Wizard app. The RecycleCT Foundation launches the Wizard App to help households make the correct recycling decisions. The article cites NERC's latest report on the blended value of a ton of materials marketed at MRFs in the Northeast.
Northstar Engages Wellington Dupont Public Affairs To Lead Government Engagement on the Reduction of Single-Use Asphalt Shingle Disposal Into Landfills. Efforts to reduce single-use asphalt shingle disposal into landfills across Canada cites NERC report, "Asphalt Shingles Manufacturing & Waste Management in the Northeast Fact Sheet".
Northstar Produces Liquid Asphalt, Fiber and Aggregate in Small Batch Commissioning Runs and Receives Preliminary Testing Results from Third Party Independent Lab. A report on the successful recycling of single-use asphalt shingles cites NERC's study of the impact of them on the waste stream.
Recyclers report strong demand for recovered paper persists in July. NERC's recent report reveals that demand for old corrugated containers (OCC) and mixed paper is increasing.
Confused about what can be recycled in CT? There's an app for that. RecycleCT, a program administered by NERC, develops an app to clarify for Connecticut residents what should or should not go in recycling bins.
News from Circulate Capital, Tomra Recycling and more. An office within the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has joined NERC’s Government Recycling Demand Champions program.
Changing dynamics of the C&D recycling industry. NERC "created a helpful list of all statewide disposal bans and mandatory recycling guidelines in the country. The list is regularly updated, most recently in October 2020," the article states.
States and Federal Government Continue to Advance Plastics Recycling and Minimum Recycled Content Mandates. NERC's consultation with Connecticut is cited in overview of states' efforts to improve plastics recycling.
At What Point Should Companies Cease Using Controversial Packaging Components?. Recent updates to the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) model legislation are discussed in relation to industry responses to food packaging.
In search of 'circular' plastic stream, CT weighs minimum recycled content. NERC will consult on the implementation of Connecticut's new recycled content law.
NERC updates report with domestic recycled paper capacity increases. In its updated quarterly report, NERC identifies several new projects using recycled paper.
NERC Releases Latest Update on Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper. NERC's updated Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper report shows increased use of recycled paper in North America.
Climate Change, Recycling, PFAS Lead Environment Measures. NERC is among the consultants advising Connecticut on recycled content requirements for products sold in the state.
Northeast MRFs report 120% boost in value of a blended ton. The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) received market pricing numbers from 16 MRFs in 10 states for its first-quarter 2021 survey.
The Return of Recycling Markets. Markets for recycled paper have rebounded, according to an updated report from NERC.
Northeast Recycling Council Accepting Nominations For Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is August 13, and award presentations will be made at NERC's Virtual Fall Conference, October 12 - 13.
Insights from a Lifetime in Waste & Recycling. NERC Board Member Chaz Miller is interviewed.
Portland Speakers at Recycling Conference. The Southeast Examiner highlights speakers from Portland in NERC's virtual Spring Conference.
NERC Wraps Up Its Spring Conference with Dynamic Discussions on Compostable Packaging, Refillable Bottle Systems and EPR Program Updates. The final day of NERC's virtual Spring Conference is reviewed.
First Day of Northeast Recycling Council’s Spring Conference Covers EPR, Policy Making, Overview of Recycling Markets, and More. The first day of NERC's virtual Spring Conference is reviewed.
Details on NERC’s diversity-building scholarship program. NERC announces the launch of its Next Generation Scholarship Fund, which will pay for college students to attend NERC conferences. The fund’s goal is to support diversity, equity and inclusion.
New Bedford adapts to China’s ban on U.S. recycling, with lots of added costs. NERC's Executive Director Lynn Rubinstein is quoted in an article about New Bedford's recycling program.
NERC conference explores EPR, refillable bottle and circular economy possibilities. Coverage of NERC's recent Spring Conference.
A Chain of Changes. The NERC-administered Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) has updated its model legislation to include the class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and ortho-phthalates as regulated chemicals.
PCR mandates gain traction but come with complexity. NERC's virtual Spring Conference included a session March 30 called “Setting Post-Consumer Recycled Content Requirements: Resources for Policymakers.”
Garbage bags, minimum recycled content mandates could help drive demand for recycled plastic film. A recent NERC webinar focused on recycling polyethylene (PE) film plastic.
NERC proposes model glass recycling legislation. NERC is convening a workgroup to develop model legislation for recycling glass.
Updated Toxics in Packaging Legislation Adds PFAS and Phthalates. The NERC-administered Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) adds PFAS and Phthalates to tis model legislation.
NERC reports blended MRF values increase in late 2020. NERC update reports that the value of recycled commodities increased by 29% in the final quarter of 2020.
The details on price spikes for recyclables in two regions. Values for most recycled commodities processed at residential MRFs rose significantly in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2020, according to a NERC report.
Supply issues and virgin competition jostle resin prices. At a recent webinar hosted by NERC, Tanya Randall of More Recycling explains the current markets for recycled resin.
Expert explains why OCC prices are bucking expectations. Hannah Zhao, a senior economist at RISI, recently spoke at NERC's Recycling Markets in 2021 webinar. The entire webinar can be viewed here.
Solid Waste Companies to Present Their 2021 Outlooks. NERC's quarterly update of domestic paper recycling capacity is cited.
A mostly sunny forecast for OCC, mixed paper markets. NERC's updated survey of recycled paper capacity indicates that 28 expansions or additions have occurred since 2018.
Recovered paper markets' strong to start 2021. NERC's quarterly update is included in assessment of paper recycling market in 2021.
9 questions about the future of waste and recycling in 2021. Included in Waste Dive's report on the upcoming year in recycling is NERC's quarterly update on paper recycling capacity.
Northeast Recycling Council Updates Summary of Announced Increased Capacity to Use Recycled Paper. NERC's quarterly update reports that additional paper recycling capacity expansions have been completed.
NERC report highlights domestic recycled paper capacity increases. Quarterly update reveals that 28 recycled paper mills have expanded in the North American market.