2013 Tennessee Symposium: Recycling and the Economy. SERDC assisted 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. In partnership with TDEC, SERDC will host a follow-up symposium at the Double Tree Downtown Nashville on August 15-16 to discuss growing Tennessee's Recycling Economy. Please visit the Event page to find out more details and register today!
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.
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 in order to preserve the quality of recycled feedstock. Laws proposed in North Carolina and Alabama could require containers made from biodegradable or compostable plastic to be labeled as Non-Recyclable. PlasticsNews has cited SERDC's position on the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging in their article detailing the bills. Click here to view the statement.
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.
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ClearStream Recycling is based in Illinois with over 4,000 customers. ClearStream provides clear trash and recycling containers to preserve the environment and protect the communities' public spaces.
SERDC Announces 2013 Board of Directors
The 2013 SERDC Board of Directors convened at Coca-Cola in Atlanta for its annual planning retreat. At the 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. They have developed a 2013-2014 Strategic Plan for SERDC Members may view the strategic plan in our Members Only section.
SERDC in Action
SERDC's Executive Director, Will Sagar, is traveling the Southeast 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 newsletter to see where Will has been recently. Will was recently featured in Resource Recycling, and 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.
SERDC Monthly Newsletter
Are you current on recycling developments in the Southeast? SERDC's monthly email newsletter highlights regional activities and recycling progress in the SE. Email us to join the newsletter.
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