A B O U T
RecyclonomicsSC is South Carolina’s recycling industry cluster. The organization brings together recycling businesses and industry who utilize recycled materials in their manufacturing process. RecyclonomicsSC’s mission is to expand and strengthen South Carolina’s recycling industry by establishing policy, building networks, promoting market development and leveraging existing infrastructure.
The RecyclonomicsSC vision is for South Carolina to be a national leader in job creation, investment and providing sustainable markets for recyclable materials. RecyclonomicsSC helps promote recycling markets and position recycling businesses as competitive, viable participants in developing jobs, retaining local community employers, generating additional tax revenues and increasing economic development opportunities. Sonoco Products, a global packaging company that uses recycled content, is the anchor company for the organization.
Contact project manager, Adam Jones, for more information.
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Recycling Market Development SC Department of Commerce
H I S T O R Y
Work leading to the formation of the recycling industry cluster began almost 20 years ago with the creation of the Recycling Market Development Advisory Council (RMDAC) by the SC Department of Commerce. Guided by the feedback of industry leaders in RMDAC, the SC Department of Commerce and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control commissioned an economic impact study in 2005. The study authored by Dr. Frank Hefner confirmed that recycling-related companies in South Carolina had reached a point of concentration forming a natural industry cluster.
RecyclonomicsSC officially launched as an industry cluster supported by the SC Council on Competitiveness in October 2007. Originally known as the South Carolina Recycling Council (SCRC), the organization went through a branding process in 2011. In 2014 the SCRC received its 501(c)3 status and is now a stand-alone entity.
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RecyclonomicsSC organizes a legislative day every year to engage industry leaders and the general public to educate legislators on the recycling industry.
In 2014, legislative day welcomed more than 250 Legislators and staff members to a luncheon. Students from White Knoll High School were also in attendance and encouraged everyone to recycle their lunch waste. Industry leaders participated in afternoon meetings with legislators and advocated for an increase in the recycling rate to 75% by the year 2030.Recycling Industry Legislative Day: Arrive at 75
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