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.