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Waste Education Coalition

Active dates:1987-
Function: Advise and assist the staff of the Minnesota Office of Waste Management to develop, implement, and coordinate state and regional resources in an integrated long-term waste education program that encourages the reduction, reuse, resource recovery, and proper management of solid and hazardous wastes.
History: Sec. 4. [115A.072] [PUBLIC EDUCATION ON WASTE MANAGEMENT.]
The board shall provide for the development and implementation of a program of general public education on waste management in cooperation and coordination with the pollution control agency, metropolitan council, department of education,
department of agriculture, state planning agency, environmental quality board, environmental education board, educational
institutions, and other public agencies with responsibility for waste management or public education. The objectives of the
program are to: develop increased public awareness of and interest in environmentally sound waste management methods;
encourage better informed decisions on waste management issues by business, industry, local governments, and the public; and disseminate practical information about ways in which households and other institutions and organizations can improve the
management of waste.
Membership: 18 members (1 member each from the Pollution Control Agency, Metropolitan Council, Education Department, Agriculture Department, Environmental Education Board, Environmental Quality Board, educational institutions, other public agencies with responsibility for waste management or public education; 3 persons representing private recycling or solid waste industries); appointed by Office of Waste Management; expenses.
Record last updated: 03/24/2010
 

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