A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE LEADERS OF NRC AND RONA
August 27, 2012
Leaders of both the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA) are pleased to announce today that the two organizations will join together. A letter of agreement between the two organizations will outline the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.
The "Letter of Agreement" is being drawn-up by the lawyers for both organizations and will then be voted on by both boards. The letter will detail the necessary steps to finalize the creation of what will be the NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition. The new name will retain the same acronym of the NRC while embracing the expanded breadth and affiliation of the new organization. The inclusion of RONA board members will be determined when the legalities are finalized. The state and provincial affiliations of both organizations will now have a more powerful presence with this combining of assets and resources. The new NRC creates a stronger, unified voice for the recycling community in the U.S. and across North America.
"The work of the National Standards Certification Board, currently developing professional training standards, will continue without disruption," said Marjie Griek, Chair of RONA. "RONA University will also continue its support for colleges and universities around the country."
The NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition (NRC) Formation Working Group will continue to share information with members and fine-tune the structure of the new organization until the final letter of agreement is adopted. Mark Lichtenstein, NRC President said, "I am thrilled that we will now be moving forward with a unified voice for recycling."
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