Nebraska Recycling Council Hosts Annual Awards Luncheon

Materials recovery is changing rapidly. Some are calling for a move towards sustainable materials management, and away from the traditional weight-based system. The three-year effort by China to restrict imports of secondary materials has disrupted global recycling systems, including those in the U.S. Midwest. The American recycling system of 2018 will be much different than the materials recovery efforts in the coming years.

Join the Nebraska Recycling Council ( at the 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops on Tuesday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The County Club of Lincoln. Awards will be presented to Nebraska businesses and communities that have excelled at resource recovery and recycling.

Concurrent workshops, “Community Workshop: Thinking in Systems” and “Business Workshop: Measuring What Matters” begin at 8:30 a.m., along with a vendor show. The keynote address will be delivered during the awards luncheon by Jerry Powell, owner of three magazines (Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update, and E-Scrap News).

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Nebraska Recycling Council is a statewide, member-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska. Visit for more information.