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MERA Members Celebrate Earth Day 2018

Date: March 23, 2018

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. MERA -- The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing -- and its members are set to celebrate Earth Day 2018. This year's theme is "End Plastic Pollution."

MERA member companies will take part in the world's largest environmental movement by hosting Earth Day activities and sharing stories of their environmental stewardship. They will actively engage with their communities, customers and employees to share the benefits of "manufacturing with reuse."

"We are proud to be part of the Earth Day Network," stated MERA President and Chief Operating Officer John Chalifoux. "Our members are leaders in the circular economy, and they live the spirit of Earth Day, every day. By participating in Earth Day 2018, they will highlight the corporate social responsibility of remanufacturing and similar forms of sustainable manufacturing."

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"At MERA, with our commitment to sustainable manufacturing, we are stewards of the environment," stated MERA Director Russ Schinzing, who also serves as president of Electronics Remanufacturing Company. "ERC and other member companies will demonstrate this commitment by hosting a variety of educational and fun activities around Earth Day."

About MERA
At MERA - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing - our network of sustainable manufacturers, suppliers, universities, and professional services firms promotes the economic, environmental, and product performance benefits of remanufacturing and similar forms of sustainable manufacturing. MERA, formally known as the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association, is a division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which has been advocating on behalf of the mobility technology industry since 1904. Although MERA's roots are in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, since 2015, MERA has represented the interests of the broader remanufacturing community. MERA is also the home of Manufactured Again Certification, where manufacturing and remanufacturing are held to the same international quality standards. Learn more about MERA and its member network at or

About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world's largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Learn more and sign up at

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