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Responsible Recyclers Responsible Meetings

Wednesday, October 7, 2020  
Posted by: Lauren Groves
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NORA and its members have a tradition of being ‘responsible’. In fact, it is part of our legal name: “NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers”.

Prior to COVID-19, NORA members made health, safety and environmental considerations a top priority in their planning for all existing and new facilities, processes, products and services. Once COVID-19 hit, NORA members developed and implemented new best practices based on federal and local guidance to minimize the risks to their customers and employees. This ensured the essential role of collecting and recycling over a billion gallons of used oil and related materials each year continued uninterrupted.

As we continue to learn and understand about the virus, it is becoming clearer that a binary choice of a fully open or fully closed economy is not plausible. Using the appropriate risk mitigation strategies, it is possible for all of us to take the appropriate action to find a ‘new normal’.

Just as your companies forged a path for you to safely provide service to your customers and operate your facilities, NORA has been working to do the same for the upcoming Conference & Trade Show in Tucson, Arizona in November.

Under the leadership of Conference Chairman Ken Bentfeld, we have been studying the Center for Disease Control’s “Considerations for Events and Gatherings” as well as state and local rules. We have developed a series of NORA Safety Protocols, some of which are outlined on page 20 of NORA’s Liquid Recycling Magazine. The Westin La Paloma Safety Protocols are also available for review. We have other procedures that will be in place onsite that will be in full compliance with the CDC guiding principles.

If there were any year where members would benefit by gathering to network about the best path forward, interacting with leading vendors, learning from top presenters and hearing motivational messages, 2020 is that year.

Or, perhaps you are like some of our members who are feeling a sense of extreme cabin fever and are looking for a safe escape. Our event in Tucson offers that to you.

Regardless of the reason on why you are attending, we look forward to welcoming you safely and responsibly to Tucson. If you have questions about our safety protocols, please contact me directly.

Scott D. Parker, Executive Director
NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers
sparker@noranews.org
703-753-4277

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