Is recycling broken? Don’t toss it out yet, say insiders.. NERC study is referenced in article calling for strengthened recycling system.
Groups weigh in on federal recycled-product procurement. “All products that are available with EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) qualification should be required to have a minimum recycled content of 10% for plastic, 80% for metal,” wrote Lynn Rubinstein, NERC’s executive director.
Cities and groups chime in on feds’ procurement planning. NERC is among the recycling stakeholders that contributed comments to EPA's proposed update to its Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPGs).
Proposed Update to Toxics in Packaging Legislation Includes PFAS and Phthalates. The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH), administered by NERC, has issued a draft update to its Toxics in Packaging Model Legislation that includes the addition of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and phthalates as regulated chemicals.
Compendium of State Disposal Bans & Mandatory Recycling Laws Updated. NERC's compendium of state-specific mandatory recycling bans has been updated.
Effort seeks to examine PET thermoform recycling. NERC joins group organized by the Foodservice Packaging Institute to explore cost-effective ways to increase PET recycling.
Group study launched into PET thermoform recycling. In partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute and other organizations, NERC explores opportunities to increase PET recycling.