Florida Recycling Summit in Tampa on Wednesday to help businesses reduce, reuse and recycle

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As the nation starts to recognize the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, an event in Tampa on Wednesday seeks to bring together businesses searching for new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Presented by the Florida Recycling Partnership, the one-day Florida Recycling Summit will be at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the program will start at 10 a.m. Admission is $75 and includes lunch.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will greet participants, and the keynote speaker is Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary Cliff Wilson.

The Summit will feature breakout sessions with Florida-based retailers such as Publix and Rooms To Go; the American Beverage Association and Trademark Metal Recycling; Daytona International Speedway and the Tampa Bay Lightning/Amalie Arena.

A complete listing of the agenda and speaker information is online at FlRecycling.org.

Florida Recycling Partnership (FRP) is dedicated to improving Florida’s overall recycling efforts. As a business coalition, FRP members are working to reduce the waste they produce and increase the use of recycled materials. They also help provide greater recycling opportunities for consumers and end users.

FRP also seeks to educate state and local leaders, as well as the public, on the financial and environmental benefits of recycling, by recognizing the tremendous damage caused by the amount of rubbish produced by a growing population.

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