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MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – Clearwater 2017

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – Clearwater 2017

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – Clearwater 2017 Clearwater, Florida—On Saturday, April 22nd, the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida State University’s Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research (CBTR), the University of Florida College of Pharmacy – St. Petersburg Campus, Pinellas County Solid Waste and the Pinellas […]

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Medicine Collection Event Conducted in Jefferson County

Medicine Collection Event Conducted in Jefferson County

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – February 2017 Monticello, Florida—On Saturday, February 18th, the Jefferson Communities Water Systems, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. City of Monticello with assistance from the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), held an Operation Medicine Cabinet event for the free collection of unwanted or unneeded medications (both over the counter and prescription) […]

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Cardboard Recycling a Video Tour of the Process

Did you realize that in the United State over 90% of items shipped are packaged in cardboard? There are over 400 million tons of paper and cardboard being manufactured worldwide. Just in the United States and Canada, there are approximately 1,500 corrugated packing plants. The demand for using cardboard as packaging material has made it […]

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How Recycling Got Its Groove Back – Turning Up the Quality

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: How Recycling Got Its Groove Back – Turning Up the Quality Listen closely. Do you hear that? The recycling stream is skipping a beat. Amid the bottles, cans, containers and paper that the system relies on, there are scores of misplaced materials creating problems for recycling operations nationwide. […]

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Reducing Wasted Food: How Packaging Can Help

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Reducing Wasted Food: How Packaging Can Help Food accounts for the greatest percentage of materials going into our landfills (21% in 2012). A significant portion of wasted food is wholesome and edible. 133 billion pounds (31 percent of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels) […]

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Innovative Collaborations in the Hospitality Sector to Increase Food Recovery

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Innovative Collaborations in the Hospitality Sector to Increase Food Recovery A study conducted for the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that households account for 47 percent of wasted food, followed by restaurants at 37 percent, institutions at 11 percent; manufacturers 3 percent and retailers are responsible for 2 […]

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Webinar: Best Practices to Boost Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Let’s WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program) Best Practices to Boost Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community We’re all aware of the challenges when it comes to recycling plastic bags and plastic film (i.e. dry cleaning bags, bread bags, plastic film packaging around paper goods, drink bottles, and other […]

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Managing Wasted Food with Anaerobic Digestion: Incentives and Innovations

Managing Wasted Food with Anaerobic Digestion: Incentives and Innovations

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar Produced by US EPA This session will benefit operators, utility management, engineering consultants, project developers, regulators and academics interested in the economic, regulatory, and technological advances incentivizing the anaerobic digestion (AD) of wasted food. You will hear about federal and state initiatives supporting the Anaerobic Digestion of wasted […]

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Medicine Collection Event Results – Operation Medicine Cabinet Fall 2016

Medicine Collection Event Results – Operation Medicine Cabinet Fall 2016

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – FALL 2016 Tallahassee, Florida—On Saturday, October 22nd, the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Costco’s, Florida Pharmacy Association, Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, 94.9 TNT, FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FAMU’s Institute of Public Health, Florida State […]

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Steve Russell

Speaker Steve Russell Strategic Materials, Inc. Speaker Bio: Steve Russell is the Director of Inbound Supply Quality for Strategic Materials, Inc., a national glass recycler and processor.  Currently based in St. Louis, Missouri, he regularly visits MRFs and SMI plants focusing on glass clean-up methods at the MRFs and the inbound inspection processes at the […]

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