This is a specific focus of a weekly MBJ edition.
When considering recyclable plastic products and marketing for your business, it’s important to pay attention to the types of plastics claiming to be “biodegradable” or “compostable.” These terms are thrown around quite a bit these days. According to Dr. Robert Lockhead, director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, […] [...]
Go-green initiatives can, at least on the front end, cost businesses money. But businesses can lower costs and even put money in their pockets by reducing their waste stream, collecting rebates for bulk recycling and using green efforts to market to environmentally conscious consumers. Depending on the size of a business, reducing waste stream, which […] [...]
By AMY McCullough I STAFF WRITER firstname.lastname@example.org While green efforts may cost some businesses more than they save, restaurants can easily add to their bottom line by conserving energy, recycling certain products and using their environmentally conscious efforts as marketing tools to attract customers. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) is encouraging restaurants […] [...]
New plant to turn out 50,000 tons of product annually While the use of wood pellets for heating fuel is nothing new, they are gaining new customers every day. Rising oil prices coupled with the recession that has household budgets in a squeeze have many looking at wood pellets as an alternative heating source. […] [...]
Central Mississippi towns are modeling recycling efforts for the state. Madison has one of the highest rates of participation, at an estimated 45 percent, while Jackson leads the way with the most comprehensive plan. The City of Madison has approximately 9,000 households participating in its recycling program, said Denson Robinson, director of public works. He […] [...]
Legislation now in senators’ hands The goal of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the Waxman-Markey bill, is to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. Who could be opposed to that? Well, Waxman-Markey passed the U.S. House […] [...]