The Connecticut Recyclers Coalition (CRC) is the Nutmeg State’s foremost organization for professionals and citizens involved with recycling, composting and other aspects of sustainable materials management.
The CRC includes businesses, corporations, institutions, nonprofits, government entities and private individuals among its members, all joined by a common interest in creating effective and robust recycling programs in Connecticut.
Formed in 1989, the CRC assists members in improving the efficacy of their own programs, by offering educational and networking opportunities as well as advocating policies and programs that make recycling more effective and economical for Connecticut and its citizens.
The mission of the Coalition shall be to initiate and engage in educational, scientific, investigative and literary pursuits as allowed to an organization exempt: from Federal income taxation under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any subsequent law, including but not limited to the following:
- To promote sound integrated solid-waste management through the implementation of advanced materials recovery, waste reduction and recycling programs, including composting;
- To promote the cooperation of private industry, educational and public institutions, government agencies and the public at large in a unified effort to increase the recycling of post-consumer material;
- To encourage information exchange and technical assistance among recyclers;
- To provide information and education to the general public, policy makers, and elected officials on advanced materials recovery, waste reduction and recycling;
- To increase demand for products made from recycled materials;
- To promote economic policies based on the use of secondary materials;
- To coordinate efforts with recycling associations from other states to encourage sound regional approaches to procurement, market-sharing, transportation, packaging, and education; and
- To support organizations working for the furthering of national advanced materials recovery, recycling and waste reduction efforts.