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ZW002 Join NERC Government Recycling Demand Champions - Submitted

Posted by Meredith Moore on April 11, 2021

The Zero Waste iCAP Team made the following recommendation ZW002 Join Northeastern Recycling Council Government Recycling Demand Champions on 4/2/21: 

University of Illinois to join the NERC Government Demand Champion Program.

  1. Free technical assistance in training, recognition, and tools to support efforts in the program. This will help us find more Post-consumer recycled (PCR) products by engaging with existing or identifying new vendors, provide training opportunities to department buyers, and/or provide the SWATeam with innovative engagement tools to increase buy-in across campus.
  2. Aligns with State of Illinois Procurement Code (ILCS 500/45-15 & ILCS 500/45-20)
  3. First University to join the program
  4. National recognition for sustainability commitment
  5. Support a circular economy