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Contact: Megan Fontes, 802-254-3636
Date: November 2, 2022

NERC Announces its 2022 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award Winners

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has announced its 2022 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Awards. One outstanding program and one individual were selected for awards.  In addition, five Benefactors whose commitment to NERC and sustainability have made significant regional and national contributions.  Awards were presented to the honorees in the opening session of the NERC Fall Conference:

  • Vanguard Renewables for the impact it has had on organics recycling. Through its network of hauling partners, anaerobic digesters, food waste partners, family farms and Organics Recycling Facilities it has enabled hundreds of businesses across New England to recycle over 600,000 tons of organic waste into a valuable, renewable fuel source for local communities.
  • Lifetime Achievement award – Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA, for her outstanding and leadership contributions to recycling and materials management, as well as for her significant collaboration with NERC.
  • NERC Benefactors – Coca-Cola, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Panasonic, Samsung, and WM

“This is the sixth year of NERC’s Environmental Sustainability Leadership Awards and, once again, we were impressed by the quality of the projects submitted for consideration,” commented Megan Pryor, NERC Board President. 

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing. 


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