The Product Stewardship Institute will be presenting a free webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST entitled Shining a Light on Mercury Lamps: Strategies for Safely Recycling Used Fluorescent Bulbs. This webinar will feature plenty of time to interact with the panelists and ask questions.
(JACKSON, MS) — In conjunction with America Recycles Day, the Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Environmental Hero Award winners honoring outstanding recycling programs and organizations in the state. Each year, MRC seeks nominations of organizations, businesses, agencies, schools, and local governments from around the State of Mississippi that have excelled in their recycling and environmental program efforts. The nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria: promotion of recycling as a way to create a better community, the duration of environmental project(s), practicing and improving awareness of environmental stewardship, and improving community waste handling and environmental practices. We are pleased to announce the 2013 Environmental Hero Award winners as follows:
We are adding the conference presentations to the 2013 Mississippi State Recycling Conference web page over the next few days as we gain permission from each of the presenters to publish their presentation slides. The slides will be provided, where possible, in a PDF format for best viewing across all devices. Please check back often as it may take us a week or more before getting all of the presentations published.
Last week Magnolia Environmental Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Magnolia Data Solutions, LLC of Jackson, MS, announced that they had completed the acquisition of Advantage Destructions Services, Inc. (d/b/a Advantage E-Cycling) of Pearl, MS. The acquisition of Advantage E-Cycling will further strengthen Magnolia Data Solutions' position as a leader in electronics recycling and on-site shredding services in Mississippi and the southeastern U.S.
The next webinar in the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recycler's webinar series will be Thursday, October 17, 2013 starting at 12:00 PM CDT. In this webinar, attendess will learn what APR is doing to assist scrap plastic generators market their material. APR members represent over 90% of the plastic reclaiming capacity in North America. With the coming of the China Green Fence, successfully connecting with domestic markets for recycling can be critical to success. Hear about APR's new model bale specifications, done in conjunction with ISRI, which have been developed to alleviate confused communications between generators and markets. Learn what the potential financial value is of additionally sorting rigid plastics beyond #1 PET and #2 HDPE bottles and mixed plastics. In addition, discover where the domestic markets are located and what materials they take. To register for this free webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8235764656093016832.