Michigan Recycling Coalition

Roger Cargill

Kirk Heinze and I were on hand for the 36th annual Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State of Recycling conferences in Kalamazoo recently. Several recycling leaders in both the private and public sectors discussed the opportunities and challenges the industry is facing.

Leading off was Bill Gurn, manager of facilities and operations maintenance at Holland-based Haworth. Gurn, an industry icon who has helped pioneer “zero landfill,” is stepping down after an11-year tenure as MRC chair.


Russ White

Governor Snyder continues to lead efforts to update Michigan solid waste policy and provide funding for initiatives to triple Michigan’s recycling rate.

To underscore and further support those efforts, the 36th Annual Michigan Recycling Coalition and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality State of Recycling conferences kick off May 15 in Kalamazoo.