Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.
May 25, 2004
Las Vegas — The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its "America’s Marketplace Recycles!" initiative at the International Council of Shopping Centers Spring Conference in Las Vegas on Monday. The program is aimed at encouraging both retailers and shoppers to recycle such items as corrugated cardboard packaging; wood pallets; plastic packaging; paper, glass, metal and plastic beverage containers; food waste; and yard waste. The initiative also promotes the recycling of construction and demolition debris and the use of products with recycled content.
"Shopping centers are a magnet for young people, so what better place to teach our youth the value of recycling," says EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt. "By recycling their own waste and at the same time making it easier for customers to recycle, the International Council of Shopping Centers is setting a high standard for improving the environment." For more information about the program, visit http://www.epa.gov/rcc/amr.htm.
Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360
Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.
Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.
Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.
You May Also Like