The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) is a regional nonprofit organization whose mission is "to minimize waste, conserve natural resources, and advance a sustainable economy through facilitated collaboration and action." While the eleven northeasternmost US states are the primary geographic focus of NERC's programs, the organization's leadership extends beyond those borders. Visitors to NERC's website will find ample resources to explore, such as the organization's blog that is updated weekly with articles for general audiences on topics related to waste management, and state-specific recycling information and relevant links for each of the eleven states in NERC's purview. Their site also includes information on its many current projects, including the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse and the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse. This site also features a searchable database of reports, guides, and other resources, most of which are "the result of original research, grants, and projects." Founded in 1987, NERC is led by executive director Lynn Rubinstein and a diverse group of state recycling authorities and industry experts, as well as non-voting advisory members representing a wide variety of businesses, organizations, and other stakeholders.
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