NRC Conference Corner

Early Bird Registrations Now Open Thru Sept 1

Don't delay! If you are a member of NRC, a NRC-affiliated State Recycling Organization or of NYSAR3, you can save $100 now by registering for the 2021 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress (Nov 3-4) and the National Zero Waste Conference (Dec 8-9). Learn more about the conference, the programs, sponsorship opportunities, your SRO's affiliation status and NRC's free registration opportunities for SRO's:

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are now open to support the 2021 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress, the National Zero Waste Conference and the NYSAR³ state conference -- or combine your sponsorship to reach the broadest audience at the best value!

NRC is planning nearly 4 hours of sponsorship, exhibit and networking opportunities, building in many engaging and fun ways to connect for business development! Don’t delay, reach out to Alec Cooley at [email protected] today to secure your spot and get the most exposure over the coming months for your sponsorship dollar.

Help Us Relive the Past!

NRC is planning a lot of fun ways for us to interact at the Congress, working to mimic the connections and learning we make at in-person events. If you have photos from NRC Congress’ past, we’d love to have them for some between session nostalgic fun. Send up to five photos to at [email protected] and please provide the year and identify the cast of characters in the photo! We can’t wait to see what you dig up.

Help Us Plan for the Future!

Register today - Early Bird Registration offering $50 off the standard registration fees runs through September 1. Register today and help us spread the work that the premier recycling conference is back! Questions? Contact Julie L Rhodes, NRC Congress Manager, at [email protected]
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National Recycling Congress | Nov 3-4 2021

From Recycling is Infrastructure Too, to Climate Change & Recycling, EPR, Plastics Recycling and more, NRC, in partnership with the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR³) are developing a blockbuster program for the 2021 [Virtual] National Recycling Congress, November 3-4. The Congress is the premier two-day educational and networking event covering issues of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, market development, buy recycled, equity and diversity, and more, organized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC).

Early Bird Registration offering $50 off the standard registration fees through September 1, will open soon - so, keep an eye out for details. Questions? Contact, Julie L Rhodes, NRC Congress Manager, at [email protected].

National Zero Waste Virtual Conference |Dec 8-9 2021

The 2021 National Zero Waste Conference, December 8-9, is being organized and curated by Zero Waste USA in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition. Held on-line, Zero Waste Business is the focus on Day 1 and Zero Waste Communities on Day 2. The multi-faceted program provides introductory content for those new to the field as well as more sophisticated programming for seasoned professionals and advocates. More than 500 attendees took part in the well-received 2020 virtual conference. A number of Collaborating Organizations are back including TRUE, the Northern California Recycling Association, and Zero Waste International Alliance.

Attendees are encouraged to sign-up for both days for $175; the single day price is $150. There are also discounts for NRC members, Groups, Advocates and Students. Presentation recordings will be available for free on-demand playback by registrants.

Keynote speakers include Yvette Arellano, Founder and Director of Fenceline Watch, who will be addressing “Latinx And Low-Income Communities Are Paying The Costs Of Plastic Pollution” and Dr. Paul Connett, Author of “The Zero Waste Solution” who will tell us about his work traveling the world “Untrashing The Planet One Community at a Time”. Full program details coming soon.

Free Registration for Recycling Organization Reps

As in past years, NRC wants to ensure that the State Recycling Organizations are able to attend, learn, network and be an integral part of our conferences. To further that goal, NRC will provide two (2) free registrations for each Affiliated SRO, and one (1) free registration for each Non-Affiliated RO. Learn more by contacting [email protected]
Affiliated SROs*: California Resource Recovery Association • Carolina Recycling Association • Illinois Recycling Association • Indiana Recycling Coalition • MassRecycle • Michigan Recycling Association • Nebraska Recycling Council • Ohio Recycling Coalition • Professional Recyclers of PA • State of Texas Alliance for Recycling •

*Some SRO's could be in the process of renewal, so check with your SRO if you are unsure whether it is an affiliate.

Become a Collaborating Organization

NRC is encouraging your state recycling organizations, regional and national groups to become Collaborating Organizations, whereby you commit to promoting one or all of these conferences to your members and partners and you to enjoy a unique recognition at the event. Contact us for more information about becoming a collaborating organization.

Thanks to all those who are helping us promote the events:
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