Will Sagar, Southeast Recycling Development Council (SRDC)
In keeping with their goal to support the recycling industry in the Southeastern U.S., SERDC recently secured a $50,000 grant to map and profile the recycling industry in this region. Mr. Sagar will discuss this organization with an eleven state partnership with a special emphasis on this new mapping project.
Mike Baum, Executive Director of Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) since March, will give an update on progress with the organization and its mission: To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. KVB is launching a Plastic Bag recycling campaign for the Fall called “A Bag’s Life” with the American Chemistry Council and the Virginia Retail Federation aimed at the recycling and reuse of plastic bags through identifying and increasing retail collection points. A video contest aimed at high school students is planned.
This foundation recently completed research on the reasons people litter.
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