Chasing Arrows, Growing Business: How Recycling Creates Jobs and Economic Opportunities
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Recycling is good for the environment by preserving natural resources, decreasing pollution, and reducing energy consumption. But recycling is also good for economic development.
Join the MARC Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority to learn about opportunities for local economic development based on recovering and reusing what’s currently thrown out in our commercial and municipal waste streams.
This event will feature speakers from:
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Dedicated to developing and implementing environmentally sound economic development strategies since 1974.
- Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA)
Providing financial assistance for energy and environmental projects and protecting Missouri’s environment.
- Kansas City By-Product Synergy
The region’s online marketplace where members discover innovative ways to transform their waste, or by-product, into an industrial input for another company.
The afternoon will include a workshop with Dr. Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. In this workshop, Dr. Seldman will discuss how our local communities can attract “end-users” interested in relocating to cities and counties that generate the recyclables they seek.
For individuals interested in additional information,
Dr. Seldman will be available for one-on-one meetings at the MARC offices on Wednesday, October 24, from 9 a.m.–Noon.