Regional Recycling Market Development Workshop

NMRC is excited to combine the 2019 Annual Meeting and Recycling Training with the National Recycling Coalition to create the southwest's first regional recycling market development workshop.  Capitalizing on NRC’s success hosting similar workshops throughout the country in 2018 and NMRC’s success hosting the New Mexico Recycling Conference: Local Actions for Global Markets in the fall of 2018, both entities will bring their expertise to Albuquerque.  Join us for this unique opportunity for recyclers and composters to gather and share ideas with one another, as well as collaborate and learn how to enliven local and regional recycling markets as our industry evolves.

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Cost is $100 for NMRC or NRC members and $150 for non-members (lunch provided).

This day-long event takes place on June 11th at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town (200 Mountain Road NW).

Attendees will benefit from the training by gaining:

  • An understanding of what’s required to develop local end-markets for collected recyclables
  • Techniques on how to recycle right, create jobs, improve the quality and quantity of recyclables and increase efficiency in local programs
  • New contacts in the recycling industry to network with and leverage new partnerships
  • Free resources available that you can customize for your programs
  • CEU Credits that can be applied towards NM Environment Department's recycling, compost, landfill or transfer station certified operators will be provided.

Program and Speaker Highlights

Chantal Fryer has served in the role of the Director of the Recycling Market Development at the South Carolina Department of Commerce for the past 13 years.  She manages the 14 member Governor-appointed South Carolina Recycling Market Development Advisory Council whose role is to advise the state on markets and actions necessary to continue to increase recycling in the state. She assists the recycling industry with market analysis and other economic development work. She provides manufacturers with technical assistance to help them recycle materials, connecting them with the $13 billion recycling industry across the state. She manages the Your Bottle Means Jobs campaign that connects the act of recycling with the jobs it creates and is a partner with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control on the Don't Waste Food SC initiative to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.

She received her Master's in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina and holds the Certified Public Manager and Certified Recycling Professional credentials.

NMRC/NRC will provide top-notch experts who will lead the conversation to further the recycling markets development discussion, including Chantal Fyer.  Chantal will discuss recycling market development at the state level, how this is achieved and who benefits.

With Chantal’s leadership the economic impact of recycling in the state now exceeds $13 billion.   South Carolina is home to over 500 recycling companies including collectors, processors, recycled product manufacturers and equipment makers.   In the last 5 years, the Commerce department helped facilitate the recycling industry recruitment of 3432 jobs, $1,641 billion in capital investment, and 50 new or existing companies investing in South Carolina.

How did they do this and how can we work towards this in New Mexico?  Chantal will explain her work providing business matchmaking support, administering one-on-one materials management consultation, working with existing and emerging markets for materials, and tracking the economic impact of the recycling industry.

Join Chantal and other great speakers.  Click HERE to register today!