NRC Summer Member Newsletter

President's Message

No Summer Doldrums for the NRC!

I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying their summer activities with family and friends. It has been a very active time of the year for the NRC, its Board of Directors, Staff and Committees. A very successful regional recycling market development workshop in Albuquerque kicked off the summer. Thank you to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition and the members of the …

NRC Market Development Workshops

Next NRC Markets Workshop to be held in New Orleans, LA

The importance of robust recycling markets cannot be understated. The demand for material is a driver of programs and volume security brings manufacturers to the table. Come spend an afternoon with your peers discussing what recycling market development means, what it takes to make recycling market development work, how it’s done, and lessons learned. The NRC hosted a series of …

NRC Update

NRC Annual Elections and Awards

NRC Board of Directors Elections The NRC is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying or nominating someone, please complete the following form or share the link with your contacts. Deadline for nominations is August 14th. In order to be eligible for Board membership, individuals must be over 18 years of age and have …

Recycling News

Want to help evolve recycling? Join us in New Orleans!

This August, some of the most influential decision-makers in municipal materials recovery will come together at the 10th Annual Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show in New Orleans from August 26-28 which will offer a valuable opportunity for industry professionals from across the Southeast region to learn to build better programs and add their voice to the conversations shaping the …
Want to help evolve recycling? Join us in New Orleans!

NRC/SERDC Welcome Reception

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Get Social! Planning to attend the Resource Recycling Conference? Get a taste of New Orleans among friends, expand your networking game at the conference, and support a great cause. You're invited to the Gravier Street Social for the annual NRC/SERDC fundraising reception at 523 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130 from 6-9pm on Monday, August …
NRC/SERDC Welcome Reception

Market Development Initiatives

The South Carolina Department of Commerce has recently begun to host quarterly market development calls for the Carolinas. The calls are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to speak on a regular basis about the economic development investments that have been made in the Carolinas and their status, the latest challenges in recycling, and share information to help facilitate …

ROC Update

What's Happening with the ROC?

The ROC’s monthly call took place last week with open roundtable to discuss recent legislative and market issues State Recycling Organizations (SRO’s) have been dealing with and special guest Tricia Tiedt from The Recycling Partnership who shared recycling resources available to all SROs. The Recycling Organization Council is led by Amy Roth, Resource Director of the Association of Oregon Recyclers. …

NRC Policy Watch

Here are some interesting policy happenings around the country:
  • California - Ban of sale of single use plastics in state buildings - Read more here.
  • Maine - Statewide Foam Take-out Container Ban - Read more here.
  • Maryland - Statewide Foam Take-out Container and Cup Ban - Read more here.
  • Pennsylvania - Series of Zero Waste Bills - Read more here.

NRC Policy Update

On May 17, the board of the National Recycling Coalition adopted an initial policy statement in support of container deposit laws and adopted a process to solicit feedback from the Recycling Organizations Council and affiliated State Recycling Organizations in July in order to discuss potential amendments to the policy at the July board meeting.

On July 26, by a majority vote of the board of the National Recycling Coalition, this policy statement below was officially adopted:

“The NRC supports deposit return systems for container recovery as a vital strategy to increase the collection and reclamation of clean materials for recycling into new materials.

Why now? Learn more here.

Member Spotlight

California Resource Recovery Association

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA), founded as a 501c3 in 1974, is California’s state recycling association. It is the oldest and one of the largest non-profit recycling organizations in the US. CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through zero waste strategies including product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting. CRRA’s members represent all …
California Resource Recovery Association

Get Involved

Consider Joining a Committee or the Board of Directors

Interested in applying or honing your leadership skills at the national level? The NRC wants you. As we work to strengthen the organization, we’re looking for members to serve on committees and rise through the ranks to serve on the Board of Directors. Contact Sarah DeSouza at [email protected] to see where your skills and interests might fit as the NRC …


The following conferences and events are up coming over the next few months. If you would like to add an event on the NRC calendar, please see the link below.
  • California Resource Recovery Association Annual Conference: August 11 - 14, 2019
  • Georgia Recycling Coalition Conference: September 15 - 18, 2019
  • Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference: September 30 - October 2, 2019
View NRC’s comprehensive recycling conferences and events calendar anytime and add your own event for all to see. Access the calendar here.

Recycling Resources at the Ready

The following resources are provided for educational purposes only. The NRC has not been paid to advertise any of these resources and this list does not constitute an endorsement.

Programs for SROs and Recycling Programs

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