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Title: Chantal Fryer

Chantal Fryer Senior Manager, Recycling Market
Development 10/16/2006
To improve the per capita income of all South
Carolinians in a manner that supports and
enhances a high quality of life.
The Economic Picture In South Carolina Is Strong!
  • More people working, making more money,and
    spending more money.
  • Tax revenues are up
  • Sales tax revenues are up 7.8 YTD
  • Individual withholdings are up 7.6 YTD
  • Individual declarations, the taxes paid by most
    small businesses, are up 21.6 YTD
  • Corporate withholding is up 36.5 YTD
  • Through 06/30/2006

2005 A Record Year
  • 2.66 billion in capital investment
  • 12,370 jobs created
  • 137 new deals
  • 48 of announced investment was new start-ups
  • 52 was existing industry expansions
  • 43.9 of announced investment was in rural
  • 45 higher average wage than the state per capita

2006 On Pace For Another Record Year
  • 2.05 Billion in Capital Investment YTD
  • 12,256 New Jobs YTD
  • 98 New Deals
  • 40.9 of Total Capital Investment is in Rural
  • 33.4 of Total Jobs are in Rural Areas
  • 38.8 of New Deals are in Rural Counties
  • Does not include Duke Energys 4 billion
    nuclear plant and 800 jobs announced for Cherokee
  • Through 9/30/2006

2006 YTD vs. 2005 YTD
  • 26 more Deals in 2006
  • 36 more Investment in 2006
  • 73 more Jobs Created in 2006
  • 64 more Rural Jobs in 2006

SCs Economy Is Robust!
  • According to Wachovias second quarter 2006
    Regional Economic Review, South Carolinas Gross
    State Product grew 6.3 percent.
  • Thats almost 4 percentage points higher than the
    national average which was only 2.5 percent.
  • Thats 1 in growth in Southeast and 5th in US.
  • South Carolinas economy is robust according to
    Mark Vitner, senior economist with Wachovia.

National Recognition
  • 1 in the Nation for Direct Foreign
    Investmentper capita Organization for
    International Investment
  • 1 Most Business Friendly State Pollina Group
  • 1 Strongest State in Southeast for
    Manufacturing, Business Facility
  • 5 State Workforce Training Program (CATT),
    Expansion Management
  • 5 Most Dynamic States for Entrepreneurs,
    Entrepreneur Magazine

Manufacturing Challenges
  • According to a survey sponsored by the National
    Association of Manufacturers, the biggest
    challenges besetting U.S. manufacturing are
  • Energy, Production Costs, Skills Shortage
  • Recycling saves energy, has positive
    environmental impact but is also about economic
    development, creating jobs, and building
    competitive industries.

Energy And Recycling
  • Economic Impact of Recycling 6.5 billion
    economic impact in SC
  • Smart Business Recycling It doesnt cost, it
  • REMEMBER many materials considered waste are
    really misplaced, tradable commodities with
  • Significant savings reduction in waste disposal
  • Reduced tonnage going to landfills
  • Provides valuable resources and materials to
    recycling industry and manufacturers
  • Creates jobs and investment in SC

Conducting A Waste Audit
  • Areas to Review
  • Offices
  • Purchasing
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Storage, Warehousing, Inventory
  • Service Department
  • Production Areas
  • Maintenance and Engineering
  • Janitorial
  • Break Rooms and Cafeteria
  • Restrooms
  • Dumpsters and Disposal Areas

Shipping And Receiving
  • Are they using wooden pallets, plastic pallets,
    reused pallets, slip sheets, stretch or shrink
    wrap, strapping, or rubber bands?
  • Is merchandise rejected due to damage?
  • Is dunnage, such as corrugated cardboard, film,
    pallets, paper, or Styrofoam peanuts, being
    recycled or reused?
  • Are materials being shipped in and/or out using
    returnable totes?
  • Are chemicals purchased in bulk or in totes?

Production Areas
  • Inspect all waste receptacles for discarded
    materials. Take note of discards and their
  • Talk to production workers and/or department
    managers to discuss materials and quantities
  • Take note of manufacturing processes and discuss
    viability of changing process to reduce waste.

More Production Area Issues
  • Is there a waste volume differential in other
  • Is more raw material used in one shift as opposed
    to another?
  • Are there standardized processes that can reduce
    waste or overuse of raw materials?
  • How is the housekeeping in the production area?

Dumpsters And Disposal Areas
  • Dumpster Dive perform a waste stream audit of
    materials disposed. The audit may be extensive
    or cursory, depending on the situation.
  • How often are dumpsters and compactors serviced?
  • Are pulls on a regular schedule or on a
    per-call basis?

Solid Waste Invoices
  • Often not a high priority for the company
  • Seen only by accounts payable
  • Great spot to look for savings
  • Things to look at
  • Frequency of collection
  • Weight per load
  • Container type
  • Number of containers

Commodity Marketing
  • The SC Department of Commerce, Recycling Market
    Development Program provides an online Directory
    of Markets for Recyclable Materials. It is free
    to use at
  • The Markets Directory lists over 300 SC companies
    that take various commodities for recycling.

Commodity Marketing
Recycling Equipment
  • Sales Tax Exemption for Recycling Equipment
    (grinders, balers, etc.)
  • Application for Certificate DOR Form
  • ST-10
  • Commodities that are sorted and baled draw higher
    value than loose, mixed materials.

2006 Accomplishments
  • Revised mission and reenergized Council
  • Additional funding received for FY 2006-07 from
    DHEC to carry out program mission
  • Economic Study completed 6.5 billion economic
  • Write-ups in Greater Columbia Business Monthly,
    Charleston Regional Business Journal, EPA Region
    IV Fact Sheet (forthcoming). Featured on Your Day
    (public radio) and Andy Thomas Show
  • Poly-America announcement on 10/10/2006. Will use
    recycled plastic in their liner and plastic bag
    products. Investing 100 million and creating 400
    jobs in rural Chester County.

Next Steps
  • Formation of a Recycling Cluster
  • Development of incentives for recycling
  • Development of a small grant program
  • Research for emerging recycling areas to develop
  • Work w/DHEC to increase recycling rates
  • Continue assistance to new and existing
    businesses as well as technical assistance to
    business and industry for waste
    reduction/recycling assistance
  • Expand online directory

Thank You
  • Please visit our web site for more information
  • Chantal Fryer, Senior Mgr, Recycling Market
    Development Program
  • 803-737-0477
  • Tonya Lott, Mgr, Recycling Market Development
  • 803-737-0449