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Mill to be shuttered; nearly 80 workers affected

NATCHEZ — A Natchez plant will shut down operations at its plant near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports Mississippi River Pulp (formerly Mississippi River Corporation) will close down its recycled fiber mill effective Oct. 31. The closure, which company officials said is due to lack of demand, will affect 79 hourly and salaried workers. An employee who ...

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Simon Property Group honored for 'green' efforts

RIDGELAND — Simon Property Group Inc., a retail real estate company, has won two recent awards for its commitment to sustainability issues. Simon properties in Ridgeland include Northpark Mall. For the second consecutive year, SPG has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with inclusion in its select Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Once again SPG was the only ...

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Waste Pro scraps plans to build facility in Meridian

Plans to build a recycling and solid waste transfer facility at Meridian’s South Industrial Park have been scrapped. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Waste Pro company now are looking at the possibility of building the facility at Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park instead. Waste Pro, which performs residential garbage and recycling pick-up for the city of Meridian, first announced ...

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OSHA cites Triple P following accident

VERONA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Triple P Farms Inc. for four safety violations. OSHA opened an inspection in February after an incident in which a worker had both legs amputated when his foot got caught in a baling machine as he attempted to clear cardboard that had jammed in the machine at MTD Products in ...

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Intechra facility earns R2/RIOS certification

JACKSON — Intechra, an IT asset disposition services, has achieved the R2/RIOS certification at its Hartford, Conn., processing facility. This certification program combines the Responsible Recycling (R2) practices, facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency and key stakeholders, with the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certification, developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Companies achieving this certification are designated ...

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Entergy, Intechra sign agreement

JACKSON — Entergy recently entered into an agreement with the Intechra Group to begin remarketing, redeploying and recycling Entergy’s used electronic equipment in an environmentally-responsible manner. Intechra manages the equipment from pickup through recycling. Useful equipment is either remarketed for sale or redeployed to other organizations, with a zero-landfill policy in effect for equipment that has reached the end of ...

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MSU reports on recycling efforts

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) officials are reporting that more than 75,000 pounds of material were collected during the university’s fall recycling trial program. The nine-week effort ended Dec. 13. It began with the random assignment of 27 campus buildings to three local recycling companies — Triangle Maintenance, Starkville Recycling and Mississippi Industrial Waste Disposal. The companies were responsible ...

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Christmas tree recycling growing trend

Consumers of a decade ago had few disposal options for real Christmas trees, but today they can be recycled into other natural products. “Once a tree has been harvested and the Christmas season is over, the trunk and branches can be used as mulch for gardens, parks or in animal stalls,” said Michael May, who owns Lazy Acres Christmas Tree ...

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Dart to open first foam recycling center

QUITMAN — On Dec. 10 beginning at noon, Dart Container Company will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a foam recycling drop off in Quitman. The site is 197 Harris Avenue. According to Dart, the post-consumer foam recycling drop-off site is the first in the state. Dart said the free drop-off will pioneer a new way for Mississippi residents, businesses and ...

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Got unwanted electronics at the office?

JACKSON — The 2009 Business E-Waste Day will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson. Businesses can bring any unwanted electronics. Acceptable items include computers, computer components, desktop copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, cell phones, desk phones, VCR players, DVD players, electronic games, monitors, keyboards, printers, laptops, scanners, stereos/radios, microwaves, ...

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