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[GreenYes] Trash Talk, Incentives, and Awards


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 22, 2007

Contact: David Biddle, Executive Director - Greater Philadelphia
Commercial Recycling Council; dbiddle@no.address ; (215) 247-3090

Trash Talk, Incentives, and Awards

(Philadelphia, PA) - World-renowned garbologist, William Rathje´, will give
the keynote speech at the annual meeting and awards luncheon for the Greater
Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council (GPCRC). Rathje´, a professor of
anthropology at Stanford University, is founder of The Garbage Project which
studies the secret life of landfills. He is also co- author of Rubbish!: The
Archaeology of Garbage. The meeting will be held at Temple University on
Friday, March 9, 2007.

A featured workshop during the day will examine incentive-based recycling
for offices and workplaces. GPCRC has been working with the support of
Philadelphia-based RecycleBank to create a recycling credit program for
businesses and institutions. ³As always, we¹re offering innovative ideas and
new thinking about recycling and trash to professionals in the region,² said
Ed Barr, president of GPCRC. ³Recycling is going to be a major component of
21st century cities. It addresses economic development issues, energy
independence, climate change, and landfill shortages. Plus, smart recycling
programs reduce operating costs.² Barr manages Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital¹s nationally recognized recycling and waste reduction program that
saves the healthcare institution more than $100,000 annually.

EPA Region III administrator, Don Welsh, is scheduled to open the day¹s
events with comments on his agency¹s Resource Conservation Challenge. Area
businesses and institutions will receive recognition in a number of
categories for their recycling efforts. GPCRC has commissioned members of
the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers artist group to create unique awards.
Registration information and awards applications can be accessed at the
GPCRC website, www.gpcrc.com, or by calling (215) 247-3090.

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For more information, visit www.gpcrc.com <http://www.gpcrc.com/> or call
215-247-3090.

Apologies for cross postings
--
David Biddle, Executive Director
<http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com>
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3090 (desk)
215-432-8225 (cell)

<http://www.gpcrc.com>

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