Current BizRecycling Partner Projects
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce plans to offer Lunch and Learn sessions and other meetings where BizRecycling information will be made available to attendees. There will be two community events where BizRecycling representatives will be available to meet business leaders and answer questions about the program. One is the Spring Showcase, where BizRecycling will have a booth. The other is the annual golf tournament, where BizRecycling representatives will be on hand to chat with golfers.
As a BizRecycling partner, the East Side Area Business Association (ESABA) is reaching out to its members, with a focus on businesses that sell food. These businesses will be impacted by the City of Saint Paul’s proposed Sustainable-To-Go Ordinance. With participation from the local businesses, ESABA is exploring a buying cooperative for sustainable packaging. This cooperative will making the transition to recyclable, compostable or reusable materials easier for member businesses.
The East Side Neighborhood Development Company (ESNDC) is partnering with the Payne Arcade Business Association to educate 200 businesses on St. Paul’s East Side about waste reduction and recycling practices in the workplace. They will promote BizRecycling and work to increase awareness of waste issues for member businesses. Outreach using free technical consultants will create a positive change in habitual and externally-driven behaviors.
The City of Shoreview’s Economic Development Commission will arrange a networking and information session to allow businesses to interact with BizRecycling representatives. The Commission will also visit area businesses in person to inform them about the BizRecycling program. In addition, the Commission will create localized marketing materials highlighting area success stories and benefits of the BizRecycling program.
The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce, joined BizRecycling as a partner in 2017. The Chamber is raising Woodbury’s sustainability profile. Through learning sessions, business meetings and community events, members are learning about the BizRecycling program and hearing stories from successful local businesses. Members are educated and encouraged to implement sustainable changes that create positive impacts for their business, the community and our environment.