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Two Nonprofits Partner on Electronics Recycling Clearinghouse

Recycling Today

Recycling Today Magazine, February 18, 2010

Two nonprofit organizations, the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), Parkersburg, W.Va., and the Northeast Recycling Council Inc. (NERC), Brattleboro, Vt., have announced the formation of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), based in Parkersburg. The ERCC’s goal is to serve as a forum for coordination and information exchange among state and local agencies that are implementing electronics recycling take-back laws.

The NERC will administer the ERCC, while the NCER will act as manager.

“Despite the patchwork of state requirements on electronics recycling, the ERCC will play a valuable role in reducing administrative overlap and simplifying compliance efforts for manufacturers and other impacted stakeholders,” says Jason Linnell, NCER executive director.

 The governance, dues structure and basic activities of the ERCC are modeled on the successful organization currently managed by NERC known as the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse.

More information will be available at www.ecycleclearinghouse.org.