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MONDAY: EPA, State, and Industry Leaders Hold Press Conference to Discuss Economic Benefits of Recycling for America Recycles Day

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ATLANTA -- On Monday, in celebration of the 18th annual America Recycles Day, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, and EPA Region 4 Regional Administrator, Heather McTeer Toney, along with state officials, the recycling sector and manufacturers will highlight the economic benefits of recycling to supply the manufacturing sector with materials they need while creating jobs.

The press conference will occur at the Food Recovery Summit, a joint effort of EPA, NC, SC and the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) to bring together leaders from across the United States to plan initial steps towards the country’s action plan to meet the recently announced, nation-wide goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030.

WHAT: Discussion on the importance of recycling to the supply chain. Additionally, EPA will announce preliminary results of its analysis on job creation in the recycling sector.

WHO: - EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response – Mathy Stanislaus

  • EPA Region 4 Regional Administrator – Heather McTeer Toney
  • Representatives from the following organizations:
    • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Daphne Neel
    • Charleston County - Councilwoman Collen Condon
    • SERDC - Will Sagar
    • Coca Cola Co. - Nicole Smith
    • Keep America Beautiful - Alec Cooley
    • Novelis - Aaron Christensen

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2015, 10:15 a.m. EDT

WHERE: The Ashley Room, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston – Historic District, 181 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401

RSVP: Credentialed press who would like to attend and/or request additional details should e-mail pinkney.james@epa.gov. Please include your name, media affiliation, and contact information in your request.

Connect with EPA Region 4 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/eparegion4

And on Twitter: @EPASoutheast

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