Economics of Recycling in Indiana

By: Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Last Updated: June 4, 2013

NirpcGBLogocopyIndiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director to present at a meeting of NIRPC’s Environmental Management and Policy Committee

Executive Director Carey Hamilton of the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) will be speaking at the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission Environmental Management and Policy Committee meeting at 9:00 am Thursday June 6th. IRC is a statewide coalition of business, industry, governments, and individuals to advance waste reduction and recycling.

This presentation will include an overview of recycling policy in Indiana, status of current efforts, and economic opportunities presented by recycling development. “Some of the communities and businesses in our region are working hard at recycling, I’m interested to learn about benefits of recycling beyond obvious environmental improvements.” said Kathy Luther, Director of Environmental Management at NIRPC.

The Environmental Management and Policy Committee (EMPC) is one of the primary advisory bodies to NIRPC The group includes elected local officials, environmental managers, regional environmental activists, industry leaders, and academics with expertise in environmental and ecological areas. This Committee helps support the NIRPC vision to become a voice for regional stewardship of our natural resources.

NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the three counties of northwest Indiana. The northwest Indiana region is an integral part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development. NIRPC is the voice of regionalism in northwestern Indiana, and a developer of consensus-backed solutions.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kathy Luther, please call NIRPC at 219/763-6060 or e-mail