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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SPC May Open Forum- Mapping Demand, Recycling's Role in the Southeast's Economy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This presentation will address manufacturing industries in the southeast that are dependent on materials collected from residential recycling bins. The session will cover the economic implications of such industries with discussions around job growth, material flow, and resource development. 

Will Sagar, Executive Director, Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC)

SERDC‚Äôs mission is to unite industry, government, and non-government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast. Efforts include a specific focus upon the economic impact of the recycling industry. 

Will graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major on Economics and Mathematics. After selling the excavation business he built and operated for a decade, he was the Solid Waste Director for Transylvania County, NC for 16 years. While there he started the recycling program, built the first lined landfill in WNC, implemented PAYT, and established permanent HHW and electronics collection programs. Later with Henderson County, he started electronics collection and created a county energy accounting system. 

Will serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Recycling Association. The mission of the Carolina Recycling Association is to conserve resources by advancing recycling and waste reduction throughout the Carolinas. He also chairs the Board of The Free Clinic of Transylvania County, which serves the medical needs of the uninsured and operates a community pharmacy for the same population. When not at meetings, Will can be found on his bicycle.

To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call information three weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.