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August 11, 2011
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2012 Resource Recycling Conference
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America Recycles Day 

Nov. 15



22nd Annual NYSAR3 Conference & Vendor Show

Cooperstown, NY

Nov. 16-17



NRC Board Meeting

Friday, Nov. 18

2:00-4:00pm ET

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Resource Recycling Conference

Austin, TX

Aug. 27-29


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NRC eNews Staff

eNews Editor
and NRC Staff Assistant

Lisa Ruggero 



A Message From the President:
Get Involved!  

Dear Fellow Colleagues in Recycling,


Many of you have heard me say this over the last year as I've talked about the NRC and the state of recycling - in Erie, Indianapolis, Omaha, Northampton (MA), San Antonio, Washington, and beyond. I'm referencing the rhetorical but ever-present question I face: "Exactly who is the National Recycling Coalition?" I haven't equivocated with my response of, "You are!" I know that sounds like a clich�. We've all heard membership-based organizations say the same thing. In our case, there is deep meaning behind the statement. Similarly, I'm asked many times: "What is the NRC offering?" Not to be glib, but I always implore the questioner to help us answer that question.


Our board is moving forward on many fronts, and has no shortage of major initiatives in our quiver. We also fully acknowledge that the NRC has a large portfolio of successful endeavors accumulated during the decades that have passed from its inception in 1978, and we should savor and build on those successes (and we are). However, our current slate is being written-on very carefully. It's like a Scrabble game board, we have the letter tiles and are starting to rearrange them on the board, but have many spaces yet to fill. We need you to help spell-out our future, and this will increasingly happen through our committees-where the NRC "rubber is hitting the road." Volunteers are the soul of this organization, and I would argue, have been from the start.


Can I ask you to put your talents and expertise to work with other professionals who are dedicated to advancing source reduction, reuse, composting, and recycling? Take a look at the committees we've already got started.


Awards Committee (coming soon)

Communications & Education Committee

Conference Committee

Finance Committee

Fund Development Committee

Gala Committee

Membership Committee

Policy Committee

Renew the NRC (Strategic Planning/Governance) Committee


For more details on the role of each NRC committee visit our website.


Can you contribute to the ongoing success of the NRC, and to the furtherance of increased national diversion goals? If a committee is not your preference, we have other opportunities for your creative energy.


When you've found your NRC niche, or need help identifying it, contact Lisa Ruggero to find out when the next committee meeting will be held, or how else you might engage with this worthy national effort.


Greenest Regards,

NRC President

Mark Lichtenstein 

November Webinar
Environmental Management Systems of E-Scrap Recyclers: What is it, what do I look for? 


This Webinar is intended to provide an overview of the dominant E-Scrap Recycling Standards and underlying Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in use today.  Presentation topics will include e-Stewards/ISO 14001 and R2/RIOS Standards/EMS, and experiences/benefits of becoming independent third party certified to the e-Stewards or R2 Standards. 


The likely audience for this Webinar includes E-Scrap Recyclers, downstream processors, county recycling coordinators, municipal recycling coordinators, manufacturers, retailers, legislators, consultants, consumers, collection organizers, waste haulers, businesses, etc.

When: Monday, Nov. 14
Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm ET
  • Sarah Westervelt, Basel Action Network - e-Stewards Standard/ ISO 14001 
  • Corey Dehmey. Momentum Management Consulting - R2/RIOS
  • Ned Eldridge, eLOOP, LLC - e-Stewards Certification
  • Karrie Gibson, Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc. - R2 Certification
  • Jack Himes, PA Recycling Markets Center - Moderator
To learn more about our speakers, view our speaker biographies.

NRC Aligns with Resource Recycling for 2012 Conference 


We are proud to announce that this year's annual member meeting and Board of Directors Election will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Resource Recycling Conference! 


Save the Dates: Aug. 27-29, 2012 

Location: Hilton Austin

500 East 4th St.

Austin, TX 78701

Webinar Downloads Now Available!   
Couldn't make it to the last webinar? Or maybe saw something on the webinar that you'd like to share? Visit the NRC website to download presentation slides or view recordings of past programs.
To view a webinar recording, click on the title of the webinar.
To download the presentation slides, click on the presenter's name.
Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series

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Following in the footsteps of a similar partnership with the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center, the NRC has developed a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and Penn State University in delivering innovative programming to those who are seeking integrated opportunities for sustainable materials management.


From the comfort of your own location, join us for this webinar series held the second Monday of each month through June 2012.


webinar schedule and descriptions

Get Ready for America Recycles Day!
Nov. 15, 2011
I Recycle Do you?

� A day to educate

� A day to encourage

� A day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year!


Plan to organize an event.

For more information go to  AmericaRecyclesDay.org