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.
- 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.
- Aligns with State of Illinois Procurement Code (ILCS 500/45-15 & ILCS 500/45-20)
- First University to join the program
- National recognition for sustainability commitment
- Support a circular economy