March 2011

Indiana Recycling Coalition

March 2011

In this issue


Letter From The Executive Director

IRC 22nd Annual Conference – Register Today!

Welcome New IRC Members!

Recycling Bin Grant Opportunity For Public Spaces

Sponsor Spotlight: Walmart

IRC Membership Directory

Indiana Recyclable Materials Market Directory

2011 Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

Earth Day Programming Resources Availaible

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Upcoming Events

March 18 & 19, Going Green Festival at Indiana State Museum

March 19 & 20, Marsh Unwanted Meds Collection

March 28 – 31, Porter County Rain Barrel Workshop

April 6, Shop at Whole Foods Indianapolis (Nora) or Carmel store and benefit the IRC!

April 16, Porter County Earth Day Festival

April 16, Family Earth Day Celebration, Richmond

April 16, 9 – 3, Computer Recycling, North Central HS, Indianapolis

April 23, Earth Day Indiana, Indianapolis

Save the Date: 2011 IRC Conference May 10-12


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2011 Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

The Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize exemplary projects across Indiana. Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented. The awards are open to all Indiana facilities, state and local units of government, individuals, and technical assistance organizations that operate or support environmental protection efforts of outstanding quality.


Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

* Five Years Continuous

Improvement * Energy/Renewable

Resources * Greening the

Government

* Outreach or Education * Pollution Prevention * Recycling/Reuse * Land Use

Nominations must be received by IDEM by 5pm EST on Wednesday, April 20. To learn more about who is eligible and how to apply, call 800.988.7901 or click here.


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Earth Day Programming Resources Availaible

April 22 is Earth Day and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) staff will be offering classroom presentations to help schools celebrate. Presentations may be scheduled Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 21.

Schools may choose from presentations on various topics including air, water or land quality and recycling. Lesson plans are made for grades K through 6th and include educational games like Environmental Jeopardy, and interactive art projects like creating an edible landfill.

Presentations will run 30 to 50 minutes, are free, and each school may request up to four.

To register for an Earth Day program, teachers should complete the IDEM Earth Day Celebration Speaker Reservation form online and fax the completed form to IDEM at (317) 233-5627. The public may call (800) 988-7901, ext. 3-5433, with questions.

Letter from the Executive Director

Members and Friends,

As we all look forward to a well-deserved spring, I’m glad to be able to share some exciting announcements from the IRC.

First, in late February we were thrilled to launch Indiana’s newest online recycling resource: indianarecycles.org. This new resource provides a host of recycling and waste reduction information including recycling drop-off locations throughout Indiana via a simple search tool. Please check out the indianarecycles.org announcement here.

We are also pleased to report that Kim Jeffery, President and CEO of Nestle Waters North America, will be our conference key note speaker on May 11. Mr. Jeffery supports a producer responsibility policy model to increase recycling rates in the U.S., in particular to achieve his company’s goal of recycling 60% of all PET bottles in the U.S. by 2018. We look forward to an interesting presentation and to the policy dialogue that will certainly follow.

We also have several new exhibitors lined up for the conference this year. If you have not registered to attend and/or exhibit, please do so soon before the early bird rate expires in a few short weeks! See details below.

February saw a flurry of activity at the Statehouse on bills the IRC was following, however, at this time it appears that none of those bills will move forward this year. We will continue to track all legislative activity of interest and will provide an update in our next newsletter.

Finally, the IRC is pleased to welcome our newest board member, Kevin Corcoran, Program Director at the Lumina Foundation. Welcome, Kevin!

Best regards,

Carey

Carey Hamilton


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IRC 22nd Annual Conference

We hope you will join us for the IRC’s 22nd Annual Conference and Exhibition May 10-12! Attendees will have access to a wide variety of educational sessions as well as the opportunity to:

* network with colleagues in the

exhibition hall and at other social events; * attend both conference receptions; and * participate in the pre-conference tour of

two LEED certified buildings and a

sustainable brewery.

Conference topics will include:

– Green Building; – Sustainable Schools & Teaching

Sustainability; – Sustainability in Business; – Special Event/Public Space Recycling; – Markets & Commodities; – Hospital Waste & Reduction; – What’s Next With Food Composting; – Advertising ‘Green’ vs. Greenwashing;

and – Extended Producer Responsibility

Topics are subject to change. Click here to view a preliminary program. Click here to register as an attendee or exhibitor. Don’t forget, IRC members receive significant conference discounts. Click here to become a member before you register.

Finally, again this year we are offering a limited number of teacher & student scholarships for the conference. Please call the IRC office @ 317-632-5915 for more information about the scholarships or with any conference questions. We look forward to seeing you in May!

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Welcome New IRC Members!

Steve Akers

City of Bloomington Sanitation District

Great Lakes Electronics Corp.

Southern Indiana Recycling

And Thank You To Our Returning Members!

AbitibiBowater Recycling, LLC/Paper Retriever

Laura Bieberich

Heather Fuller

Hancock County SWMD

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Kosciusko County SWMD

Monarch Beverage Company

Scott Morgan

Rush County SWMD

Vanderburgh County SWMD

(SWMD = Solid Waste Management District)

Listing in the “New & Returning Members” section is voluntary. The IRC does not share its membership list or member contact information.


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Don’t Forget About our Public Space Recycling Grant!

If you are a public entity or know of one that needs a boost to its recycling program, don’t forget that the IRC has received a grant from Alcoa to create a public space recycling bin grant program.

The majority of the grant will be utilized to provide recycling bins for public venues including college and university athletic venues, publicly-owned athletic venues, publicly-owned golf courses, state parks and municipal parks across the state.

The application and more information may be found by clicking here. The deadline for application is March 31.


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Sponsor Spotlight:

Walmart

Walmart is using “The 7 Rs of Sustainable Packaging” to achieve its goal of becoming packaging-neutral by 2025, which means all packaging recovered or recycled at its stores and Sam’s Clubs will be equal to the amount of packaging used by the products on its shelves.

In 2006, the Packaging Network announced its desirable principles of sustainable packaging to suppliers through the “7 Rs,” which are:

Remove: Eliminate unnecessary packaging, boxes or layers, and harmful materials.

Reduce: “Right-size” packages, optimize material strength, and design packages appropriately for contents and merchandising requirements.

Reuse: All transport packaging will be reused or recycled by 2011 through improved pallets and reusable plastic containers (RPCs).

Renew(able): Use materials made of renewable resources as measured using ASTM D6866, or select biodegradable materials that meet ASTM D6400 or ASTM D6868.

Recycle(able): Use materials made of the highest recycled content without compromising quality, including post-consumer recycled material where appropriate. Components should be chosen based on recycle-ability, with a goal of increasing the municipal recycling rate to 35% by 2011.

Revenue: Achieve all principles at cost parity or cost savings, which requires a supply chain approach.

Read: Become knowledgeable about sustainability and how suppliers play a part.

For more information about Walmart’s sustainability goals, click here.


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IRC Member Directory

The IRC recently created a web-based member directory. The directory was created to allow website visitors to more easily learn about the services our members provide and it will allow our members to be recognized year-round as IRC supporters.

If you are an IRC member organization and have not already taken advantage of this opportunity and wish to do so, please contact Monica Brase.


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And yet another directory for recyclers…

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is identifying companies to include in a directory of businesses that recycle or market recyclable materials. The directory will be located at Recycle Indiana.

The Indiana Recyclable Materials Market Directory (RMMD) is a list of Indiana brokers, processors and manufacturers that purchase or accept volumes of recyclable materials. The directory lists company information and materials accepted.

For more information or to get your company information included in the directory, contact Steven Boggs at 800-988-7901 or click here.


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