SERDC Mission The mission of the Corporation is to unite industry professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals engaged in the business of recycling; to foster communications amongst those groups; to promote sustainable recycling programs; and, to coordinate education and public awareness activities related to recycling.
Paper and Packaging Symposium Atlanta, December 10 – 11, 2014 Call for action – Flat recovery rates – Public and corporate goals set – Increasing packaging costs – Possible legislative action
Task Statement: What we are working doing in this effort. SERDC 120 was initiated
Task Statement Engage industry in voluntary public/private partnerships to make strategic, one-time, leveraged investments that sustain higher levels of recovery through the adoption of proven best practices in municipal recycling programs.
Whos on Board: Investors Additional recruitment is continuing to take place.
Whos on Board: Participants Additional recruitment is continuing to take place.
SERDC Members Supporting 120 Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Alcoa American Chemistry Council American Forest & Paper Association Caraustar Carton Council Coca-Cola Recycling Curbside Value Partnership Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Glass Packaging Institute KW Plastics Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) NAPCOR Pepsico Publix Reclay StewardEdge ReCommunity Recycling Management Resources RRS Sonoco Recycling South Carolina Commerce South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) Strategic Materials Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Umicore
Goals for 120 Days Assess partner assets/goals Put established and agreed upon guidelines for best practices against selected cities to develop task list Establish a projected spend & funding approach Develop leadership support End 120 days with a MOU/LOI, budget, and calendar
Full bars means that component is fully maximized.
Gap Analysis Creates Task List Full bars means that component is fully maximized. Not on our task list
Gap Analysis Creates Task List Fewer bars means there is the activity is under engaged.
Gap Analysis Creates Task List Fewer bars means there is the activity is under engaged. Consider for our task list
Possible Cities Evaluations Jacksonville St Petersburg Winston Salem Columbia Richmond Atlanta Knoxville Memphis Little Rock Chattanooga Louisville Mobile Birmingham Jackson Huntsville
Possible Cities Evaluations Jacksonville St Petersburg Winston Salem Columbia Richmond Atlanta Knoxville Memphis Little Rock Chattanooga Louisville Mobile Birmingham Jackson Huntsville Using resources wisely: SERDC 120 State Members are providing feedback on top 4 largest cities
Columbia, SC Committed Community Transition to carts. Robust MRF Processing Strong MRF, no action needed. Private/Public Partnership Use private sectors investments & need for material to build champions within the public sector. Strong End Markets The Southeast has strong demand for recyclables, no action needed. Supportive Policy Work with state legislation to pass supportive policy (possible landfill ban on containers). Thoughtful Outreach Good state level outreach. Program changes call for communications push on local level. Example 1: Low level effort
Mobile, AL Committed Community Needs curbside collection and roll carts. Hub and spoke would support surrounding communities. Robust MRF Processing Currently has no MRF. Private/Public Partnership Excellent grant structure from ADEM. Strong End Markets The Southeast has strong demand for recyclables, no action needed. Supportive Policy Work with state legislation to pass supportive policy (possible landfill ban on containers). Thoughtful Outreach State level: school recycling challenge. Needs strong local outreach. Example 2: High level effort