Calling all cities! You have an important role in supporting the manufacturing industry in making the products that we need every day.
City budgets are under pressure like never before, and elected officials and staff will be making difficult decisions about every single one of their programs and services. One essential service that we simply must continue is recycling.
The recyclables collected in communities across America are used to make the cardboard boxes and packages that we rely on for grocery items, and tissue and toweling. Over the past two months, paper mills have come dangerously close to losing enough feedstock to make their products. Our nation needs your help, ensuring the collection of essential recyclables used in the manufacturing industry. The recycling manufactures essential products, provides over a half a million jobs, and contributes $110 Billion to the U.S. Economy.
In this webinar, hear from speakers about the necessity of maintain our nation’s local recycling programs and steps to reduce program costs. The economic recovery depends on feedstock for manufacturing.
Michael McPherson- Governmental Relations Associate of Revenue and Finance, Georgia Municipal Association
Kevin Leornard- Executive Director, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
Lisa Skumatz- President, Skumatz Economic Research Associates
On this webinar, hear manufacturers talk about their efforts. Our speakers will also talk about how we can use this opportunity to connect the dots for consumers between placing clean recyclables into their recycling bins and the impact on the supply chain for basic goods and emergency supplies.
The November 2018 Recycling Summit brought together leaders from industry and all levels of government to discuss opportunities to advance and strengthen the domestic recycling industry and markets. Four action areas were identified to improve or advance a national approach to recycling: (1) education and outreach, (2) enhancing materials management infrastructure, (3) strengthening secondary materials markets, and (4) enhancing measurement. Workgroups have been active this past year on each of these areas. This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from workgroup participants and leaders from the Southeast on each of the four action areas.
SERDC is pleased to offer this unique webinar with three experts who provided information on successful programs for ensuring high quality curbside recyclables collection.