2017 Recycling Awareness Day at the State Capitol

Category: MRC News
Created on Friday, 17 February 2017 Written by Mark Williams

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) invites you to join us on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the  State  Capitol for our Annual Recycling  Awareness Day with our State  Legislature. This year the MRC and Keep Mississippi Beautiful are joining together to co-sponsor an Ice Cream Social for our Legislators and staff in the First-Floor Rotunda of the Capitol Building. MRC will also use this opportunity to provide information and network with Legislators on the significant economic impacts that the recycling industry brings to our state. In addition, MRC plans to recognize the “Recyclers of the Year” in the State for 2016 during the event with our annual “Environmental Hero” awards.  We will also be recognizing a very special young lady, Miss Becca Blair, who made bringing recycling to her neighborhood in Rankin County, Mississippi her personal mission.


We encourage you, our MRC membership, to attend this important event and to contact your local legislators and personally invite them to stop by and enjoy some ice cream and great conversation with the community leaders in their districts. We also encourage businesses, industries, and organizations that are involved in recycling to consider having an exhibit for the event and/or donating a door prize(s) to be given away to legislators entering our event drawing. Please note that we will do our best to honor requests for exhibit space; however, space in the Rotunda is limited.  We will notify exhibitors in advance of the event if we are unable to fulfill requests for space.  Also, when considering items for donation as door prizes, please select items that will be of interest to our legislators.

We ask that everyone planning to attend the MRC’s Annual Recycling Awareness Day please contact Jennifer Milner by e-mail to jmilner@mdeq.ms.gov or by phone to 601-961-5739. Also, contact Ms. Milner if you would like to exhibit, donate a door prize(s) or have any questions regarding the event.

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