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Current Source Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, & EPP Projects & Initiatives

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NERC is in the process of working on and has completed several efforts to support and expand diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recycling and solid waste communities.  They include:

DEI Connect - In May 2022, the DEI Connect listserv was developed.  It is  the first online forum in the US to support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion for the recycling and solid waste industries.  

DE&I Committee -  In April 2022, NERC's Board of Directors’ made the decision for NERC to create a DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) Committee. The Committee’s focus is on developing NERC’s DE&I mission statement, strategizing to increase diversity of NERC’s Board, and supporting state agency diversity and staff retention.

Spring '22 Conference Session Recording: Making DE&I Part of Your Operations

Training Series: NERC, in collaboration with West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, and other partners, offered a 4-part, national – virtual – training series on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the recycling and solid waste communities in FY22.  The Training recordings, presentations and recommended resources can be found in the DE&I Training Archive

Conferences: The NERC Board has committed to including at least one topic addressing  diversity, equity, and inclusion in all future conferences. 

For more information about NERC's DE&I initiatives, contact Mary Ann Remolador, Assistant Director.