Study finds cadmium in some imported PVC packaging, but overall results 'encouraging'. A recently released study by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse reveals decreasing levels of cadmium, but one in five packages still fails to comply with standards.
What Chinese import policies mean for all 50 states. Waste Dive makes use of NERC's recently revised state-by-state disposal bans document in its review of responses to China's import policies on recycled materials. (see Full Article)
Pact Mentality. NERC and Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Organization (NEWMOA) enter partnership to further sustainable materials management in their shared geographical region and beyond.
USDA Funds Organics Management Program In Maryland. NERC is awarded USDA grant to implement best management practices and resources for food waste reduction, organics recycling, and manure management in rural Maryland communities.
iFixit CEO: Right to Repair gaining momentum, 'just a question of when'. At NERC's Fall 2017 Conference, ifixit CEO Kyle Wiens calls on large electronics corporations to support consumers' right to repair.
NERC launches Environmental Sustainability Leadership Awards. At NERC's 30th anniversary celebration during its Fall 2017 Conference, Executive Director Lynn Rubinstein awards individuals and organizations for their contributions to sustainable materials management.
NERC Conference Receives Television Coverage. TV station WWLP provides live coverage of NERC's Fall 17 Conference and 30th anniversary anniversary, held November 13&14 in Amherst MA. (see Full Article)
Solus Group Joins Northeast Recycling Council, Will Attend 2017 NERC Fall Conference. Solus Group, a leading supplier of warehouse and material handling equipment, celebrates its new membership in the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) by attending the NERC Fall Conference in Amherst MA.
Small steps, Big difference. NERC's Projects Manager Athena Lee Bradley writes in Resource Recycling about strategies for successful food scraps diversion.
Glass Recycling Coalition adds NERC as advisory member. NERC's involvement with GRC will help inform its new Glass Subcommittee. NERC’s Glass Subcommittee will be tasked with defining the primary glass
recycling issues in the Northeast and identifying potential solutions.
Garlic Fest waste management a success. NERC staff, working under contract with the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance, provide technical assistance to Garlic and Herbs event.
St. Johnsbury Academy Nominated For Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award. The Academy has been nominated for NERC’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award.
Northeast Recycling Council elects new leadership team. "New board of director representatives from Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware were selected for 'their demonstrated commitment to the organization and to environmental sustainability throughout the 11-state region,' says NERC."
Northeast Recycling Council 30th Anniversary Fall Conference Nov. 13-14 In Massachusetts. NERC will hold its Fall Conference and 30th anniversary at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst MA, on November 13 & 14.
In My Opinion: How I see the way forward for the NRC. The National Recycling Coalition's departing Board Chair on the state of recycling organizations, noting a roundtable discussion that includes NERC.
Meet the Speakers: Jessica Branom-Zwick, Cascadia Consulting Group. At the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference, Executive Director Lynn Rubinstein will moderate a session entitled “New Ways to Look at Recycling”.
REGIONAL GROUPS PARTNER FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN. NERC and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) develop five-year plan for collaboration on materials management issues in the Northeast US.
NERC partners to provide compost operator training. NERC and other groups will provide a two-day compost operator training Aug. 9-10, 2017 at Always Something Farm in Croydon, New Hampshire.
Northeast associations partner to advance sustainable materials management. NERC partners with Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to address solid waste management issues in the northeast US.
NERC updates resource detailing mandatory recycling laws. Originally compiled by NERC in 2011, the resource has been updated for the first time since then.
Corvallis honored for sustainable technology efforts. Corvallis, the only city in Oregon to partner with the State Electronics Challenge, is honored by the program for the fifth consecutive year.
Assessing the ROI of EPR. The success of Connecticut's electronics EPR program, based on a model developed by NERC, is analyzed.
State Electronics Challenge reaches 166 participants. Administered by NERC, the State Electronics Challenge reached 166 participants in 2016.
ISTC Earns Gold Level Recognition from State Electronics Challenge for Third Year in a Row. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is recognized again for
its accomplishments in green purchasing, energy conservation, and
responsible recycling of electronic office equipment.
NERC issues call for papers for fall conference. The Conference will be held in Amherst MA on November 13-14, and will include the celebration of NERC's 30th anniversary.
E-Waste Not, E-Want Not: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Our Electronic Castoffs. Lynn Rubinstein, NERC's Executive Director, is among those interviewed about the state of e-cycling in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Northeast Recycling Council turns 30, takes on new tasks. NERC staff reflect upon three decades of challenges and success, and discuss plans and hopes for the future.
A REBOOT THROUGH REUSE. NERC's Athena Lee Bradley writes that extending product life cycles can bring big benefits to communities of all sizes.