FW: 9 Days Left to Submit Abstract for NERC’s Fall 2021 Conference

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                                  9 Days Left to Submit Abstract for NERC’s Fall 2021 Conference


The Northeast Recycling Council invites all who are interested in presenting at its virtual Fall Conference on October 12 - 13 to submit a presentation abstract.

NERC’s Conferences are unique in that they provide an opportunity for government and industry to discuss the issues considered the most important and timely for advancing toward a circular economy. The Conferences attract an expert speaker pool and a diverse audience of government, industry, non-profits, consultants working in sustainable materials management, and students interested in recycling issues. 

NERC is seeking abstracts about the following topics:   

  • Environmental Justice
  • Reuse

o   Solar panels

o   Repair and refurbishment of consumer goods (business and community models)

o   C&D materials and markets

o   Replacing single use plastics with reusables

  • Organics

o   Simplifying compostable vs. biodegradable, & efficacy of labelling

o   Reducing food waste

o   Food rescue efforts to address hunger

  • Policies

o  Federal recycling policies

o  Status of Northeast state’s sustainable materials management bills (reuse, recycling, composting, etc.)

o  Impact of recycled content requirements on end markets

o  Creating inclusivity in EPR systems

  • Transportation Issues & Impact on Recycling Industry

Abstract Submission Requirements (All items listed below must be submitted in order for the submission to be considered complete.)

  • Abstract (350 words or less sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file
    • Detail the proposed presentation content and specify the topic listed above in which it fits.
    • Specify if and when you have presented the topic at another event (include event name, location, and date)   
  • Speaker bio & contact information (cell phone number and email address)
  • Headshot (JPG file)


Send Submissions to Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director & Events Organizer – Feel free to call with any questions at 802-451-8852.  Thank you.


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