Recycling Market Development Manager
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Anna DeLage serves as the Recycling Market Development Manager at South Carolina Department of Commerce. She sparks economic growth, by connecting SC businesses to more than 500 recycling companies in the state. With over a decade of sustainable materials management experience she tracks capital investment and job creation for the SC recycling industry. She responds to sourcing requests for companies interested in expanding recycling operations, achieving zero waste, and identifying new market opportunities. Anna provides a trusted long-term return on investment, for clients to reduce disposal costs and identify potential revenues from the sale of recycled materials. She loves a good challenge of linking hard to recycle items with end markets. She serves on the Sustain SC Board, connecting commerce and conservation. Her passion for sustainability developed as a student leader at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she served as the cofounder and Director of the Student Environmental Center. As Student Body Vice President she spearheaded the University’s adoption of a comprehensive sustainability policy that would serve as the model for all 16 campuses in the UNC system. She served as Richland County’s first Sustainability Director, managing over $2M in energy efficiency and clean energy projects resulting in nearly a 10% in energy use reduction in county buildings portfolio-wide during her tenure. In her free time, she loves the great outdoors, especially replenishing beach days and trips to the Appalachian Mountains.