South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was awarded with the 2023 Recycling Impact Award during the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s (NLGA) Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The award is presented annually by ISRI in partnership NLGA, honoring a lieutenant governor demonstrating leadership in recycling, resource conservation and sustainability in America.
“Throughout her life, Lt. Governor Evette has been a champion of recycling initiatives, making an immeasurable impact on South Carolina,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener. “A true steward of the recycled materials industry and a dedicated public servant, she has demonstrated leadership in support of policies that recognize how valuable, high-quality recycled materials can support America’s sustainable supply chain. It is an honor to present her with the 2023 Recycling Impact Award, highlighting her contributions to critical recycling efforts.”
The granddaughter of a steel mill worker, Lt. Gov. Evette learned early on of the recycled material industry’s role as part of the global manufacturing supply chain. During her time in office, she has leaned on her experiences, along with her entrepreneurial background, to lead one of her key initiatives, ‘Grab A Bag SC’, a statewide effort encouraging communities across the state to pick up litter and recycle.
“This award serves as a collective reminder that every instance of recycling, regardless of its scale, truly impacts our communities and the pride we hold for them. Industries in our state count on recycled plastics this isn’t just an environmental issue but also a business issue,” said Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette. “I look forward to continuing to lead the charge against litter in South Carolina and hope this inspires others to take part in a recycling initiative in their community.”
As one of the country’s leaders in global manufacturing, South Carolina’s efforts continue to signify the importance of safely recycling materials into profitable, sustainable resources, supporting the state’s economy.
“The impact of our industry touches every aspect of life, from protecting the environment, to ensuring the health of the manufacturing supply chain, and supporting our communities through well-paying jobs,” said Mark Frederickson, ISRI member and Area Manager of the South Carolina-based Commercial Metals Company (CMC) who presented Lt. Gov. Evette with the award. “Lt. Gov. Evette understands the importance of recycled materials. We are grateful for her support of our industry and the core values of ISRI’s member companies.”