NERC Spring ’18 Workshop – Markets or Bust

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Mary Ann Remolador, [email protected], 802-254-3636

The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) Spring ’18 Workshop—Markets or Bust—will focus on recycling market issues and market development opportunities.  The event will be held on April 3rd at the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel in Maryland.

The Workshop will provide attendees with information and discussions about key market issues for the paper, plastic, glass, and organic industry sectors; recycling market development opportunities; interactive sessions that illustrate industry sector market scenarios;  and networking with government, industry, non-profits, consultants, and universities.

The Workshop will commence with welcoming remarks from Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment and the keynote address will be given by Myles Cohen, President, Pratt Recycling & President, Paper Stock Industries.  Mr. Cohen’s presentation—Is Curbside Recycling in Jeopardy?—will dive into the impacts that increased contamination issues and China’s import restrictions are having on recycling markets, and ways to “save” and preserve curbside recycling programs. More information about the session speakers and schedule, may be found in the Agenda.

The Workshop is intended for emerging and seasoned professionals in sustainable materials management (municipal, county, and state offices dealing with recycling; university sustainability coordinators; businesses involved in recycling (haulers, processors, and manufacturers);  non-profits; and consultants.

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing.