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SC Helping Business Recycling Efforts

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With China refusing to take the large quantities of our recyclables that they had been for years, many people are beginning to wonder if the recycling effort is worth it anymore.  Our next guest says South Carolina hasn’t given up.  For example, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control have launched a new online recycling directory that connects companies with recyclable waste products with organizations that can use those materials.

Mike Switzer interviews Juli Blalock with the Office of Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling at DHEC in Columbia, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.