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Contact: Lynn Rubinstein,, 802-254-3636
Date: October 15, 2018

NERC Updates Vision and Mission Statements

After more than a year of deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has voted to amend the organization's vision and mission statements.

The refreshed vision statement is a world in which waste is minimized and natural resources are conserved.

In furtherance of this vision, its mission is now to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action.

NERC's vision statement was last revised in 2016, and the mission statement in 2014.  Although updated only a few years ago, the opportunities and critical priorities for the sustainability and recycling communities have shifted significantly.  To ensure that NERC remains a leader and positioned to affect change, the Board determined it was essential to consider its position in these communities and reflect its intended contributions to ensure a world in which waste is minimized and natural resources are conserved.

“As a Board member of NERC, I am delighted by this adjustment in our vision and priorities,” said Kaley Laleker, Maryland Department of the Environment.  “NERC is a unique organization that is strengthened by the regional collaboration between public and private organizations that it supports and encourages.”

“I have been a member of the NERC community for more than 30 years, originally as an Advisory Member and now as a Board member,” commented Chip Foley, formerly of the Steel Recycling Institute.  “I am proud to see the impact that NERC has achieved over the years, and anticipate that the new vision and mission statements will enable continued success in sustainability, environmental integrity, and a healthy green economy.”