The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is seeking interested applicants for the State Recycling Coordinator's position. The position will help lead the State's efforts to grow and enhance recycling conditions in Mississippi. The primary functions of this position include:
- Administering and directing the Agency's program efforts to coordinate, promote, and measure the recycling efforts of the State of Mississippi.
- Developing and conducting statewide outreach initiatives on recycling and waste reduction for the public; for state and local governments; for schools, colleges and universities; for commercial and industrial facilities; and for other public and private organizations in the State.
- Providing support to the recycling industry in the State to help develop and grow this business and industry sector.
- Assisting with establishing recycling at state agencies and institutions.
- Coordinating the local government recycling efforts in the State of Mississippi.
- Developing, implementing and managing a system for reporting and measuring recycling conditions in the State of Mississippi.
The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability, FedEx, International Paper, Brother International, Buckman International, The Sustainability Consortium, CRG Sustainable Solutions and others are sponsoring a conference on sustainable supply chain for businesses. A special emphasis will be on sustainable packaging, sustainable purchasing, sustainable IT, and recycling. The conference will bring together leaders from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi including industry giants, mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, and small operations. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Memphis - Univeristy of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 on April 7, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, visit the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability website.
(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Environmental Hero Awards 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 a number of criteria including the success of the recycling services/programs offered, the promotional and outreach efforts for recycling within the organization and/or the community served, the organization’s overall practices and efforts to improve environmental stewardship, the manner in which the recycling program has helped to improve a community or organization’s waste handling systems and the sustainability of the organization’s recycling practices and services. MRC is pleased to announce the 2014 Environmental Hero Award winners as follows:
The Jackson Chamber Partnership, Magnolia Data Solutions, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and others, have partnered togother to offer the bi-annual Jackson Business E-Waste Collection Day. The event will be held from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Mississippi Farmers Market located at 929 High Street in Jackson, MS. There will be fee to recycle televisions ($15) and monitors ($5) to cover the costs of proper handling the hazardous components of these devices which can contain lead and mercury. All other items will be recycled free of charge to participants. For more information on the event and items to be collected, please click "Read More" below or download the flier.
(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is pleased to announce the award of three Mississippi School Recycling Grants for 2014-2015 School Year to schools in Ackerman, Winona and Southaven, Mississippi. These grants are offered to all public and private schools teaching grade K-12 students in the State of Mississippi. The awards include a $1,000 cash award and a complimentary 1-year membership to the Coalition for each school. A panel of MRC members evaluated each school grant application received based on the reuse, recycling and composting components of the program; the amount of student leadership and student participation in the recycling program; the emphasis on educating students on the benefits of recycling; and the community involvement, participation, and outreach components of the program. Other components considered included the creativity of the program, technical design of the program, sustainability of the program, and maximization of resources within the program.