NRC’s Sustainable Materials Management Initiatives and Leads

NRC’s efforts and activities during the first 24 months while writing a comprehensive National Recyclers+ SMM Action Plan will include the following tasks. These tasks are recommended at this time based on the fact that volunteer leaders of the NRC Board, members, and stakeholders have come forward to lead and assist in implementing these tasks. These will be coordinated by the NRC SMM Committee on a volunteer basis, supported by existing NRC staff and a new SMM Program Manager as directed by the NRC Board and NRC President.

Below is a list of NRC’s SMM efforts and activities, including the lead for these efforts. For more information, please reach out to Savannah Betkowski at [email protected], or any of the leads below.

NRC’s SMM Efforts and Activities

NRC SMM Webinars
Wayne Gjerde, [email protected]

NRC SMM Google Group/Listserv
Gary Liss, [email protected]

SMM Mini Summits
Wynne Coplea, [email protected] and Juri Freeman, [email protected]

SMM Founders Council
Gary Bilbro, [email protected] and Lisa Baranello, [email protected]

SMM Recyclers+ Design Roundtables
Juri Freeman, [email protected] and Barry Prater, [email protected]

Promote Certified Trainings and Programs
Gary Liss, [email protected]

Prepare a User’s Guide to LCA
Gary Liss, [email protected]

Promotion Assistance
Honore Depew, [email protected]

Organizing Second SMM Summit
Wynne Coplea, [email protected] and Wayne Gjerde, [email protected]

Organize SMM Workshops and/or Seminars
David Snapp, [email protected]

Seek Funding for SMM Research and Development Centers
Jack DeBell, [email protected]