Canadian Plastics

Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to merge

Two of America’s biggest recycling advocacy associations have announced plans to merge into a single organization, which will call itself the NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition (NRC).

July 13, 2012   Canadian Plastics

Two of America’s biggest recycling advocacy associations have announced plans to merge into a single organization, which will call itself the NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition (NRC).

The formal merging of the National Recycling Coalition and the Recycling Organizations of North America, Inc. (RONA) has now moved past the exploratory stage, according to a joint letter issued by the two groups and signed by RONA chairman Marjorie Griek and National Recycling Coalition president Mark Lichenstein.

“We are announcing a formal, major step toward the consolidation of the National Recycling Coalition, Inc. and Recycling Organizations of North America, Inc.,” the letter said. “The result of this consolidation would be a new organization…that will bring the best of both groups into one cohesive unit. We see this historic action providing the framework for accelerating the advancement of recycling and sustainable materials management solutions throughout the Continent.”

The NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition Formation Working Group will be co-chaired by Griek and Lichenstein, the letter continued, and its priority will be to further develop a detailed “Plan of Consolidation.” “This plan will layout the details and timeframe of steps needed to fully merge RONA and the National Recycling Coalition and create the new organization,” the letter said. “The draft initial structure of this plan has been developed by both boards, and includes a statement of ‘What We Believe,’ vision and mission, guiding principles and value statements, and strategies to achieve the mission.”

The groups expect that most of the details will be settled by next month, so it can make a formal announcement at the 2012 Resource Recycling Conference, to be held in Austin, Texas on August 28-29.


Print this page

Related Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*