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The 2022 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress Program offers an outstanding array of sessions, highlighting some of the most innovative programs and bringing together decades of expertise in recycling, reuse, composting, EPR, multi-family, and so much more!
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Session Spotlight: Rebuilding Confidence in Recycling

Between the ongoing problems with contamination, turmoil in the commodity markets and cutbacks to local collection programs, recycling has gone through a rough patch in recent years. Survey data published earlier this year suggests these challenges and the resulting media attention are causing many to question why they should bother to sort their waste. Addressing this erosion of trust in the recycling system is crucial to making progress on contamination, not to mention increasing participation rates.

Join us for the Congress’s closing plenary, Rebuilding Confidence in Recycling, as an expert panel featuring Elizabeth Schussler from The Recycling Partnership, Daniel Weston with the State of Washington Department of Ecology, Wesley Schultz of Cal State San Marcos , Chaz Miller of Miller Recycling Associates and Alec Cooley with Busch Systems to explore the underlying behavioral dynamics of this ‘crisis of faith’, and the steps recycling industry stakeholders can take to address it.

Zoom-Savvy Volunteers needed Nov 9 & 10

Volunteers needed to assist as room monitors at the 2022 [Virtual] NRC Congress. Must be familiar and comfortable with Zoom platform. If interested, please reach out to [email protected] as soon as possible.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Balcones Resources

Balcones Resources is a comprehensive environmental services company specializing in recycling and document destruction. Established in Austin, TX in 1994, Balcones is now the largest independent material processor in the Southwest United States. They are deeply committed to diverting recyclables away from the landfill and producing best-in-class quality material for new products. Balcones services extend to education outreach initiatives focused on increasing recycling participation and promoting a circular economy. Balcones operates five recycling facilities in Texas, Arkansas, and Florida.

Also, don't miss Balcones Resource's presentation as part of the Best Practices & Investments in Recycling session on Day 1: Nov 9.
NRC thanks all the generous sponsors of the 2022 NRC Congress, including:
Gold Level: ISRI and Re-TRAC Connect
Silver Level: Balcones Resources, PaintCare and SCS Engineers
Bronze Level: Bob Gedert, Zero Waste Associates, Race to Zero Waste and Busch Systems
Media Sponsor: Resource Recycling Magazine
Sponsorships are still available to those interested in raising your profile among your target recycling audiences.
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Large Group Registrations Offer Big Value

For the cost of less than five registrations, you can sent your entire team (up to 50 people) to the 2022 National Recycling Congress for a flat fee of $1,000! Federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities and non-profit organizations are eligible for this special offer.

Why register a Large Group? Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) joined as a Large Group because: "The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Board of Directors felt our members would benefit from the variety of topics offered at the NRC Congress. We chose to give our members the benefit of registering at no cost to them through a Large Organization Sponsorship. As a bonus for PROP members who hold the Certified Recycling Professional status, our certification committee reviewed the content and is giving CEU’s toward maintaining that certification. We are looking forward to attending!”
Learn more about Large Group registration opportunities.

2022 National Recycling Coalition Scholarships: Supporting Students, Honoring a Legacy

The Murray J. Fox Scholarship Fund was created in 1994 to honor one of the founding members of the National Recycling Coalition, the country’s oldest recycling advocacy organization. The endowment allows the organization to continue Fox’s legacy of fostering future leaders, and more than $140,000 has been awarded to dozens of students to date. A tribute to Fox is posted at the NRC Campus Council's web page.

The NRC prioritizes students with academic interest and experience advancing social and environmental justice aspects of the recycling industry. Examples include COVID safety for custodians, climate action, methods to promote inclusion and diversity within the recycling industry. Application information for 2023 scholarships are to be announced in November.

A ceremony for 2022 recipients, honoring the legacy of Murray Fox, will be held virtually at the National Recycling Congress: Thursday, November 10th at 11:30 am ET. For more information, contact the NRC’s Campus Council: [email protected]
Plan now to attend the 2022 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress to learn the latest information, best practices and trends on EPR, Chemical Recycling, Bottle Bills, Multi-Family and much, much more! Fees for late registration increase on Nov. 1.

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