SERDC Recycling Summit 2012 The 2012 Recycling Summit was held October 1-4, 2012 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama. The annual membership meeting was held during the Summit. Pictures from the Summit are posted on our Facebook page and session presentations are located here. If you have pictures you'd like to share, post them to our Facebook page or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERDC Presents Inaugural LEAP Awards At the 2012 Recycling Summit, SERDC launched the inaugural round of LEAP Awards. Awards were presented to AL Representative Alan Boothe, Alcoa, and Scott Mouw. Click here for full release.
Summer Workshop Series in Tennessee SERDC produced its annual workshop series in Tennessee August 13-15. During these one day workshops, policy makers and participants from the material management & recycling professional communities and the economic development programs explored the economic impact recycling is having in the state and region. The advantages and opportunities for hub and spoke material management were also part of the curriculum. Click here to view the workshop materials.
TN Senator Beverly Marrero Cites SERDC's 2011 Symposium for the Southeast during recent Session. Senator Marrero discusses ideas for TN to increase recycling and states that the Symposium was "really educational, very interesting... a great program". Click here to view video.
SERDC Partnered with State Recycling Organizations on Recycling Days at State Legislatures. SERDC helped provide an opportunity to network and inform legislators about the recycling industry's steady contributions to the participating state's economy as well as the resulting conservation of natural resources and energy. Check out the Legislative Days page to read more about the success in each state.
Recycling & The Economy: A Symposium for the Southeast SERDC hosted a 2-day Symposium in Memphis October 26-27. The hard hitting program focused on jobs, the recycling industry, and manufacturing in the Southeast. Click here for more information.
SERDC Issues Position Statement on Degradable Additives to Plastic Packaging. The Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) opposes the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging. Click here to view the statement.
SERDC Degradables Position in the News Laws proposed in North Carolina and Alabama could require containers made from biodegradable or compostable plastic to be labeled non-recyclable. PlasticsNews has cited SERDC's position on the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging in their article detailing the bills. Read it here.
SERDC Releases 2013 Characterization of Tennessee’s Recycling Economy Report at TN Legislative Day SERDC is assisting the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) in a characterization of Tennessee’s current recycling economy, material flow, and potential opportunities that could increase local government collection of key recyclable materials. During the 2013 TN Recycling Day at the State Legislature, SERDC presented the report: A Characterization of Tennessee’s Recycling Economy. Download the report.
SERDC Board of Directors Held Annual Strategic Planning Retreat The 2013 SERDC Board of Directors convened at Coca-Cola in Atlanta for its annual planning retreat. They have developed a 2013-2014 Strategic Plan for SERDC Members may view the strategic plan in our Members Only Section.
SERDC Announces 2013 Board of Directors At the annual membership meeting, SERDC announced the 2013 Board of Directors. We are welcoming several new board members who have graciously volunteered to serve SERDC. We are looking forward to a new year and greatly appreciate their enthusiasm and willingness to help further the goals of SERDC. View the 2013 Board of Directors.
SERDC Executive Director Will Sagar featured in Resource Recycling. Given the recent testimony of Capitol Hill about recycling, Sagar's article on market function and obstacles is very timely. Click here to read the Full Article.
Where's Will? SERDC is travelling the region speaking to regional decision makers about the economic importance of recycling. It's a hard job, but Will's gotta do it. Check out the SERDC blog to see where Will has been recently.
SERDC Maps Undergoing Redesign The SERDC flagship map, Mapping Demand for Recycled Content Material, is currently undergoing a redesign. The new map interface will make it more user-friendly and will also provide users the opportunity to voluntarily submit their information to be included on the map.
Selma Project Since September 2010, SERDC has provided ongoing technical assistance to the City of Selma, Alabama and the towns of White Hall, Lowdenville, and Hayneville, which all lie along the History Voting Rights Trail. As a result of this work, the first recycling collection program was launch this spring in Selma and along the Trail. Five collection points have been established and are serviced by a Selma recycling contractor.
SERDC Partners with TDEC to Advance Recycling in TN SERDC has been contracted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for technical assistance to advance recycling in the Volunteer State. In addition to the Summer Workshop Series, SERDC is developing a cost benefit analysis tool for local government use. SERDC is also providing economic research on material management in TN, which will be used in presentations and other media.SERDC Produces Articles on Jobs Created by Recycling in EPA Region 4 States SERDC, with support from EPA Region 4, prepared articles about the job creation driven by recycling in each of the Region 4 states. The articles have be submitted to the state, county, and municipal associations for inclusion in their monthly newsletters. As part of the project, the state cards outlining Demand for Recycled Content were also updated. These cards further the message of the economic expansion resulting from recycling. View the articles and state cards here.
SERDC's 2011 Operational Highlights This PDF highlights SERDC's 2011 projects, goals, and deliverables.
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