too expensive, not enough residents to create a full recycling programmany counties have poverty rates of 16.9% or higher
People there want to recycle, they just don’t have the means by which to do itCurrently, it is more expensive to recycle because you have to do it privately
For every one job created in waste management and disposal services, four jobs are created in the recycling industryRecycling creates 1.1 million jobs for AmericansThe more that people recycle, the cheaper it gets!!
Saves the region moneyIntroducing a new industry into the economyFishing industryTourism creates a fluctuating population, we are looking to serve the permanent oneRecycling will save them moneyPerpetuate our cause by starting it in a common area
Big conglomerates WANT to partner with grassroots organizations to improve public image
Recycling in north florida final ppt
Recycling in Northern FloridaEmmy Sprong & Chloe Hales
The Goal of Small Town Sustainability is to create a program that not only improves the environmentalcondition of the rural south but the economic condition aswell. By employing local residents, creating a community-based recycling program, and saving the environment, our charitable business hopes to make money while also changing lives in the areas in which we operate.
What is the Problem?• Lack of recycling in rural areas• There aren’t a lot of people with a background in sustainable waste management• Main industry is tourism• A lot of poverty in the area
Why Northern Florida?• We have a connection to the Northern Florida and as a result, have relationships with locals and local businesses in the area• High tourism population means that the permanent residents are dependent on the revenue of tourist season• The many stops along scenic highways such as 30A is an ideal layout for a recycling program – it’s mostly a straight shot
Recent Statistics Regarding RecyclingStatistics from Florida in 2000• 28% recycling statewide• 54% participation rate in curbside programs• 50% recovery rate for yard waste recycling
Who are we looking to serve?• Rural South as a whole• Unemployed members of small communities• Local businesses in these same small communities
Products & Services• Recycled materials to be bought by larger scale companies – Tires – Plastic – Metal – Paper• Recycling bins – Small: $2.99 – Medium: $3.99 – Large : $4.99• Pick-up of recycling – $48 a year for pickup of recycling – Can be paid in monthly installments -- $4.00 per month
How Will Our Products Be Distributed?1. A sales rep will travel to the interested customer’s houseto deliver their bins as well as describe the program to them.2. They can purchase our bins on the internet and willreceive free pamphlets to help them understand how ourprogram works and what they need to be responsible for inparticipating.3. There will be a recycling pick up time twice a week, timewill be dependent on where they live.
Trash is Picked Up by our Trucks After each truck makes its rounds, the products are transported back to our plant Once inside the plant, products are separated in assembly line fashion Once separated, they are processedHow it Works The process materials will then be sold to large scale manufacturers in bulk
Potential Benefits• Provides jobs for residents of Florida• Sell scrap plastics, metals, and papers that are recycled• Environmental and waste management benefits• Save money in the long run
Potential Allies• Oil Companies• Environmentalists/Recycling activists in the area• Smaller towns will be receptive – provide jobs for many people in the community• Local/Regional businesses with investment in rural areas
Why will Small Town Sustainability Work?– We are locally staffed, scaled to accommodate the area, and people can choose how much to invest by which size bin they buyOur success will be measured by the:– # of employees we are able to employ– # of partnerships we are able to secure– # of fully operating centers– $$$ saved by the individual states as a result of shifting their waste management tactics