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UCM Hosts Recovery of Recycled Materials Fair

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 27, 2011) – The Quality Systems Management program at the University of Central Missouri is cooperating with Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission, Concordia, to sponsor the Recovery of Recycled Materials Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Elliott Union ballroom. Hosted by the UCM Office of Sustainability, the free event is open to the public.

This is an opportunity to engage organizations in innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to materials and resource management. It will serve as a catalyst to promote relationships with area businesses and service providers in a five-county region.

Also sponsoring the event are the Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority, U.S. Small Business Administration, which is providing some funding, and the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers.

Guest speakers include representatives of Pioneer Trails, EIERA, and representatives of area schools that have been involved in recycling. It also will include exhibits by a number of vendors such as Brightergy Solar Solutions, Culligan, Intercon Solutions, Lilypad Electric Vehicle, Vance Brothers, Ripple Glass, Ryan Enterprise, Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc., Monarch Flower, and Certified Energy Labs.

Individuals attending the Recovery of Recycled Materials Fair will:

  • Find a place to take their recyclable goods
  • Learn how to create a sustainable environment
  • Obtain information about recycling
  • Have a forum in which to share their ideas about recycling
  • Learn how to find reusable materials
  • Discover ways to reduce waste, energy use, and environmental burdens
  • Reduce overall costs and gain income.

Businesses attending the event will learn how to be part of the solution for creating a sustainable environment by learning to reduce the waste stream, increasing recycling volume and minimizing their carbon footprint.

The Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission was created by the Regional Planning and Community Development Act of 1966. The PTRPC is comprised of local units of government within Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline counties. Since its inception, the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission has provided professional planning services and technical assistance to its members through community-based planning efforts, regional collaboration, cooperation and coordination between the public and private sectors, and the pursuit of economic development opportunities.

For additional information, contact Ruth Ann Parrott, solid waste planner, at Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission, 660-463-7943. Also feel free to email materialsrecoveryfair2011@gmail.com or sbtdc@ucmo.edu.