The Northeast Recycling Council invites you to submit an abstract about one of the topics listed below for its virtual Spring Conference on April 12 – 13. 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 only seeking abstracts about the following topics:  

  • Ecodesign: Products, Packaging & Repairability
  • Mergers & Acquisitions in Recycling
  • Construction & Demolition Debris: New Strategies for Reusing Old Materials
  • Agricultural Plastics: Types, Uses, Challenges & Innovation
  • The Sustainability of Batteries: Resource Use, Recycling Options & Safety Concerns

Abstract Submission RequirementsAll items listed below must be submitted in order for the submission to be considered complete. No more than two abstracts will be accepted from one person/organization.

  • 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 (must include event name, location, and date)
  • Speaker bio & contact information
  • Headshot (JPG file)
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