Most Americans are aware of the dangers posed by illegal drugs. But what about prescription drugs? And over-the-counter drugs? Not only do these types of medicine play a big role in today’s drug abuse epidemic, but their disposal can also contribute to water contamination and can disrupt aquatic life.
Whether this is your first time considering the risks lurking in your medicine cabinet, or you’re an expert seeking tips on organizing a safe drug take-back program for your community, there are resources here to help you. Click on any of the pill bottles below to learn more about the dangers of leftover medicines, how and where to safely dispose of leftover medicines, and how to address these issues on a larger scale.
Nov 7, 2018 Chicago Hilton – Oak Lawn, IL 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00-9:00 a.m. – Complimentary Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions – Kris Kaar, IRA
9:05 a.m. – Background Issues:
9:20 a.m. – Regional View from the Ground: Presentations followed by Facilitated Panel Discussion/Q&A
9:55 a.m. – Industry End Markets and Updates on Needs / Capacity: Presentations followed by Facilitated Panel Discussion /Q&A
10:10 a.m. – State Progress & Perspective: Presentations followed by Facilitated Panel Discussion/Q&A
Beginning with the December 2018 deadline, EREF grant pre-proposals will be due by:
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors has identified a high priority research topic in the area of residential recycling and has issued a request for pre-proposals on the topic to support the long-term needs and strategic direction of the solid waste field.
Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
Additional details regarding pre-proposal formatting and submission requirements can be located at “How to Apply for a Grant.”
Pre-proposals for both RFP’s will be due
December 3, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST.
If you have any questions, please contact
Dr. Stephanie Bolyard at [email protected].
National Recycling Coalition Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2018
Lafayette, CO – The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) has voted nine members on to the NRC Board of Directors (two members were appointed to fill vacated positions). Elections for the Board were held during the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference in St. Louis, MO. Election of officers occurred at the first meeting of the Board.
The new and re-elected Board Members, listed below, will each serve 3-year terms:
The recently voted-in individuals join the following active Board Members:
Honorary lifetime members include Mark Lichtenstein, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
“I am so thrilled with the election of these candidates to carry on the great work that the NRC is doing” said NRC Board President, David Keeling.
For more information contact NRC Staff at mailto:[email protected]