Now through September 26th, you can take your car seat to Target for recycling and get a 20% off coupon for a new car seat, stroller, or other baby gear.
This year's fall conference will be ONLINE October 13-16th, and we are so excited to introduce our digital platform and bring in some fantastic speakers from all over the country! We will be presenting our 2020 award winners, providing fun and engaging networking sessions, and hosting a variety of workshop sessions on strengthening our local and regional recycling systems. REGISTER NOW!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Resource Recycling Conference will not be happening as a live event in 2020. But you can still get critical municipal recycling insight from a range of leaders through "The New Normal," a series of Resource Recycling webinars set to take place throughout July and August. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
This year's keynote speaker will be Kate Bailey. Kate is the Policy and Research Director for Eco-Cycle, based in Boulder, Colorado. Eco-Cycle is one of the oldest and largest non-profit recycling organizations in the world and has 44 years of hands-on experience with nearly every aspect of the recycling stream, including hauling materials, MRF operations, education and outreach programs, local and state legislation, advocacy, and hard-to-recycle material collections. Kate is a national expert in creating community infrastructure, policies and programs to reduce waste and increase recycling, and has experience working with a wide range of stakeholders all along the supply chain to advance a circular economy.
Residents in the Greater Omaha area now have a way to compost even more types of materials that otherwise were destined for the landfill, such as meat, dairy, and BPI certified compostable take-out packaging.
For three years, NRC has been working throughout Nebraska reviewing access to recycling and resource management for rural communities and determining potential for increased recycling access through hub and spoke models. With a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, NRC has developed a report of current services and identified areas of potential to increase recycling resources. This year, NRC worked with municipalities in 20 counties in the southeast region speaking with municipal officials on their current strengths and challenges.
With protective measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may have noticed an increase of discarded personal protective equipment (PPE) littering sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. If just 1 in 10 Nebraskans littered one piece of PPE, there would be nearly 200,000 masks or gloves in our environment.
Did you know that monofilament and fluorocarbon fishing line is recyclable? Discarded fishing line in the environment can cause problems for wildlife, anglers, and boaters, so it's important to recycle and dispose of your line responsibly.