Recycling Hot Topics
EPA Region 4, our state partners, and recycling organizations all have contributed articles highlighting the role of recycling and material management within our Region. We publish this newsletter about four times a year, collecting success stories and announcements. These stories are all intended to educate and foster further use of recyclable materials locally and nationally.
Release of new campaign by Atlanta Recycles
Unscrambling the Recycling Process
A video developed by RecycleBank to clear up any questions you might have about exactly what happens to those cans, newspapers, egg cartons and junk mail you just might end up seeing again...maybe next time as a cereal box.
Cash for Trash
An ABC video on rewards and discounts offered to residents for recycling trash in Massachusetts.
2009 EPA / Region 4 States’ Solid Waste & Recycling Meeting
The 2009 EPA / States' Solid Waste and Recycling Managers Meeting was held September 29 - October 1, 2009 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The annual conference provided a networking opportunity for state government recycling managers and solid waste managers in the Southeast Region to share information, and to integrate solid waste and recycling programs. Presentations during the meeting are included.
Social marketing is the systematic application of marketing, along with other concepts and techniques, to achieve specific behavioral goals for a social good: in this case, recycling. Social marketing involves a behavior change approach in recycling. It also involves commercial marketing techniques and concepts that further promote recycling to the audience.
Visit the new how-to web page for social marketing:
What other communities have conducted surveys or focus groups? http://p2pays.org/socialmarketing/barriers.asp
Want to know which local governments use incentives, check it out here: http://p2pays.org/socialmarketing/incentives.asp
What exactly is a block leader?
Looking for good sample prompts, click here: http://p2pays.org/socialmarketing/prompts.asp
Does your local government brochure have “ all the right stuff”. See excellent brochure samples here:
Multi Family Recycling Programs
The Building Multi-Family Recycling Programs in Georgia toolkit provides guidance, technical assistance, and resources for property managers and local government recycling managers who wish to increase recycling at multi-family complexes. While developed specific to the State of Georgia, the toolkit will be useful for interested users throughout the Southeast and beyond.