SERDC 120 Launches.
More than 100 key executives from industry and government convened in Atlanta for two days in December 2013 to discuss how to push municipal recycling levels upward. A development plan - labeled SERDC 120 - will be prepared over the next four months, funded by a group of firms and organizations. The hope is to present a wide range of potential program funders, including those at the meeting. Should this effort be successful, a number of local projects based on best practices would be undertaken in the southeast to increase recycling volumes. For more info click here: SERDC 120.
SERDC Board Member, Scott Mouw, in Resource Recycling.
Scott Mouw along with colleagues Rob Taylor and Joe Fitzpatrick published an article discussing the success in program participation and quality recovery of recyclables in North Carolina, highlighting that 80% of NC communities have transitioned from open bins to rollcarts. Check out the article online HERE.
SERDC is excited to be featured in Recycling Today.
Program Manager, Elizabeth Jackson, contributed an article explaining the various types of degradable plastics, the effects on the recycling industry, and the actions being taken. Check out the article online HERE or the printable version HERE.
SERDC Executive Director at America Recycles Day.
Sagar spoke on Capitol Hill of the increasing demand and economic benefits of recycling. "Across the country we bury or burn nearly $5 Billion of recyclable commodities every year. And we pay to do so. Indeed, our research says our SE region could have 21,500 more private sector jobs if those states just recycled 10% more material. Small incremental improvements can lead to significant results."
2014 State Recycling Days.
In 2013, SERDC had a huge success partnering with State Recycling Organizations on Recycling Days at State Legislatures. Please put the 2014 scheduled dates on your caledar, and continue to check back here for updates on your state's recycling day.
North Carolina: June 4
South Carolina: January 15 Tennessee: March 26
Get in Touch
SERDC Mailing Address
102 College Station
Suite 3 #242
Brevard, NC 28712
Stay in Touch
SERDC Monthly Newsletter. Are you current on recycling developments in the Southeast? SERDC's monthly e-newsletter highlights regional events & recycling progress. Email SERDC to join or submit information you would like to see in our newsletter.
Are you interested in becoming a SERDC Member? Check out our 2013 Membership Benefits or the Join SERDC link to become a member today. Please email our Program Manager with any questions.
Welcome New SERDC Sponsor Level Members!
We would like to welcome Pratt Recycling as our Gold Sponsor as well as Ball Corporation and Waste Management as Bronze Sponsors.
How do we do that?
Direct action to boost recovery.
Workshops to educate recycling officials.
Outreach to communicate with elected officials.
Research and reporting to gauge the current recycling market.