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Mississippi Oyster Shell Recycling program aims to collect from restaurants in spring

187 views – Jazell Ladner – 2023-01-09 20:47:21

The Nature Conservancy of Mississippi spoke with the Board of Supervisors about the plan to start an oyster shell recycling program on the Coast.

Oyster shell recycling programs exist in at least 14 other states. Oyster shells are typically discarded by restaurants and end up in landfills, but the program will instead collect discarded shells and use them to replenish the oyster beds for reproduction.

Twenty-six Coast restaurants are willing to participate in the new program. The restaurants have estimated five million oysters are sold annually along the…

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