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USM grad student to serve on the Northeast Recycling Council

USM graduate student and alumna Megan Pryor has been named to the Northeast Recycling Council 2017 leadership team.

Pryor is an environmental specialist in the Maine Department of Environmental Protection who manages the paint, mercury thermostat and mercury lamp product stewardship programs.

Pryor is pursuing her Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Development at the USM's Muskie School of Public Service. As an undergrad here, she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science and policy.

NERC is a multistate nonprofit organization that does research, projects, training and outreach on environmental issues.

"My appointment to the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc.  Board of Directors continues the shared benefits of a 30-year relationship of participating in a regional organization that is focused on addressing mutual solid waste related issues and concerns," Pryor said. "As the state’s newest director to NERC, this is an excellent opportunity for me to become involved with, and stay informed on, the important work, collaborative programs and initiatives that NERC undertakes. NERC’s research, technical assistance, education, and implementation of innovative projects related to waste prevention, toxics reduction, reuse, recycling and organics continue to be crucial to the ongoing effort to advance sustainable materials management in the 11-state Northeast region."

Read the article at Recycling Today.