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TODAY: For America Recycles Day, EPA and Partners Celebrates Economic Benefits of Recycling

Contact Information: 
James Pinkney (pinkney.james@epa.gov)
404-562-9183, 404-562-8400

ATLANTA - Today, in celebration of the 18th annual America Recycles Day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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 and leaders from the recycling and manufacturing sectors, will highlight the economic benefits of recycling. In addition to conserving natural resources, recycling supplies the manufacturing sector with materials they need, while creating jobs for American workers.

The press conference will occur at the Food Recovery Summit, a joint effort of EPA, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC). The Summit will bring together leaders from across the United States to plan initial steps toward the country's action plan to meet the recently announced, nationwide 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.

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