A Recycling Letter From Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce


The economic impact of recycling has doubled in size over the last decade and now exceeds $13 billion, annually.

Understanding the environmental and economic importance of this burgeoning industry, the S.C. Department of Commerce is focused on the recruitment of recycling firms to this state, as well as the promotion of recycling and other sustainable business practices. In fact, last week, the Department of Commerce partnered with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and Greenville County to host Table to Farm: An Upstate Composting and Food Recovery Event. Aimed at informing businesses on food waste reduction methods, such as composting, food donation and food dehydration, the one-day seminar featured presentations from industry leaders, such as Michelin and Publix.

As a leader in manufacturing, we often say that, in South Carolina, we're great at making things. With a thriving recycling industry, it's clear that the Palmetto State also excels at remaking things.