On Thursday, January 24, the Florida Recycling Partnership, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Keep Florida Beautiful and other recycling stakeholders gathered in the State Capitol to remind everyone to recycle.
Recycling educational information was on display from several statewide companies and organizations, including the Florida Ports Council, Waste Management, Florida Beverage Association, Technology Conservation Group, Florida Goodwill Association, WestRock, Keep Florida Beautiful, Recycle Florida Today, NOVOLEX, Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX), and the National Waste & Recycling Association – FL Chapter and Florida Recycling Partnership. The Florida Beverage Association members offered a beverage tasting.
Florida Recycles Day offered an opportunity to launch an innovative initiative, the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP). The initiative is designed to boost plastic bag and film recycling, increase demand for recycled plastics, and provide education on how plastic film recycling can benefit Florida’s communities. As of this date, Alachua, Indian River, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, and Seminole Counties have agreed to be part of the launch along with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach, Emerald Coast Unities Authority, the City of Jacksonville and the City of Tampa.
Also, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection presented a Recycling Recognition Award to Northrup Grumman for its recycling efforts.
About the Florida Recycling Partnership
The Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of leading Florida companies and associations with the mission to educate policymakers, business leaders and the general public about the benefits of recycling.