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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