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The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference will be held in Orlando on June 27 & 28. For the first time, Florida Recycling Partnership will have a booth at this conference. FAC is doing a special event at the reception called “Stuff The Bus” where backpacks will be distributed to the attendees and then they go to the different booths to gather school supplies for them. Thanks to Steve Lezman and PepsiCo, we will be providing snacks for the backpacks.
Our next conference will be in Hollywood, Florida at the Westin Diplomat Hotel where the Florida League of Cities will hold its annual conference from August 15 – 17. Again we will have a booth and hopefully a special drawing … more details soon!
We need your help! We need giveaways for the conferences. In the past our members have been very generous and we have had a variety of items to give attendees who stop our booth and talk about recycling.
Please let me know if you can supply any items. We need them by June 15 and they can be sent to our office located at 730 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Florida Recycling Partnership submitted an article about the Capitol Complex Recycling Program and it was published in the SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) “Talking Trash” newsletter and Recycle Florida Today “Renewable News.” We will post both publications on our website next week.
The Florida Recycling Summit at Kennedy Space Center was included in the Waste Today Magazine and the Recycling Today Newsletter which is distributed to over 20,000 people:
The Florida Recycling Summit at Kennedy Space Center was designed to help those committed to recycling and good environmental stewardship to look beyond traditional methods. We may not be able to apply the practices of NASA in our every day lives, but by hearing about their projects, it reminded all of us to stay committed to look at out of the box ideas to recycle. For example, Nathan Gelino, Research Engineer for NASA, Kennedy Space Center, found a way to use indigenous materials and recyclable plastic bottle to create huts for the US Army through 3D printing. Dr. Gioia Massa and Ralph Fritsch are working on a way to grow plants in space. Astronaut Tom Jones saw the value of recycling while he was in space. Northrop Grumman is dedicated in recycling at least 70% by 2020. Karen Moore from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection talked about recycling efforts in Florida. These were the topics discussed during the Summit. We also want to thank Rep. Thad Altman for giving our welcoming remarks. Not only is Rep. Altman a long time public servant, but he is also the Executive Director for the Astronaut Memorial Foundation. After lunch, attendees had an opportunity to view the exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center. More articles will be coming soon about the individual presentation given during the Summit.
We want to thank Charlie Venuto, Gina Parrish and Melissa Qualls from Delaware North who manages the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Dan Clark, from NASA, who helped with securing speakers for the event.
And we want to thank our sponsors for the event, Waste Management, Publix, Florida Beverage Association, Novolex, IBWA and Keep Florida Beautiful.
Technology Conservation Group (TCG) has become the newest member of the Florida Recycling Partnership
TCG provides secure and responsible IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), secure data destruction and electronics recycling services designed to maximize returns without sacrificing the environment. Their corporate headquarters is located in Lecanto, Florida.
“We are so pleased that Technology Conservation Group is part of the Florida Recycling Partnership,” said Dawn McCormick, Director, Communications for Waste Management Inc. of Florida and Chair of FRP. “We welcome a company that has a base in Florida and has a great reputation in the e-waste recycling field.”
The Florida Recycling Partnership now has 22 members with a goal of 30.
For more information about TCG go to http://www.tcgrecycling.com/