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Glass Model Legislation Work Group

DRAFT GLASS MINIMUM POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT MODEL LEGISLATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT - Deadline for Comments Nov 11

You are invited to submit comments on the Draft Glass Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Model Legislation. The public comment period for the Draft Model Legislation is open until November 11, midnight eastern.  Please use this online Feedback Form for submitting your comments and suggested edits.  Additional information may be emailed to Mary Ann Remolador of NERC. 

Model Legislation Background

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) convened a Work Group to develop model legislation for minimum post-consumer recycled content requirements for glass beverage and food containers, and fiberglass insulation. 

Work Group Chairs:

  • Chris Nelson, Supervising Environmental Analyst of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
  • Stephen Burm, Director of State Government Affairs at Anheuser-Busch with technical assistance from Ed Ferguson, Director of Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch.

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The goals for developing the model legislation are to:

  • Develop markets for post-consumer glass containers.
  • Increase the use of post-consumer glass containers in the manufacture of new beverage and food containers and fiberglass insulation.

Stakeholders invited to participate in the Work Group include: 

  • Brands
  • Glass Container Manufacturers
  • Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturers
  • Glass Recyclers/Beneficiators
  • Industry Associations
  • Distributors/Retailers
  • Haulers/Material Recycling Facility Operators
  • State Environmental Agencies
  • State Recycling Organizations
  • Environmental Advocacy Groups

Any questions regarding the Glass Model Legislation may be sent to Mary Ann Remolador, NERC's Assistant Director & Work Group staff at maryann@nerc.org