2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 49 - CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY
Chapter 31 - Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Act.
49-31-7 - Purposes of chapter.

§ 49-31-7. Purposes of chapter.
 

The purposes of this chapter are: 
 

(a) To establish state policy with regard to the role of pollution prevention and recycling in waste management; 

(b) To promote pollution prevention, reuse and recycling of waste in lieu of treatment or disposal of waste; 

(c) To require all state agencies to aid and promote the development of recycling through the establishment of recycling programs; 

(d) To require all state agencies to aid and promote the development of recycling through the establishment of policies for the procurement of goods containing recycled materials; 

(e) To establish statewide pollution prevention and waste reduction goals; 

(f) To provide for the creation and administration of the Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program; 

(g) To promote pollution prevention through the requirement of educational curricula for primary and secondary schools; 

(h) To foster the education of the general public and the training of waste management professionals to reduce the production of waste, to prevent pollution and to encourage recycling; 

(i) To establish and maintain a cooperative state program of planning and technical and financial assistance for the use of pollution prevention and recycling in waste management; 

(j) To mandate waste minimization planning by certain generators and facility operators for the reduction of waste; 

(k) To encourage the development of pollution prevention and recycling programs as a means of managing waste and conserving resources through planning, grants, technical assistance and other incentives; 

(l) To encourage local governments to develop and implement recycling programs within their jurisdictions to return valuable materials to productive use and to protect capacity at waste management facilities; 

(m) To further the development of the state's recycling industry by promoting the successful development of markets for recycled items; and 

(n) To provide for the funding of the Mississippi Multimedia Pollution Prevention Program through the establishment of a pollution prevention fee. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1990, ch. 507, § 4; Laws, 1994, ch. 637 § 4, eff from and after July 1, 1994.
 

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