LANSING (May 4, 2010) – The Michigan Recycling Coalition, a Lansing-based association, will host its 28th Annual Conference and Trade Show from May 16th – 19th, 2010 at the Detroit Renaissance Center.
The conference is the largest in Michigan, providing recycling information, products, training, and assistance to businesses, organizations, and governments.
Scott Mouw, Director of a North Carolina recycling market development office will keynote the Michigan Recycling Coalition’s conference, offering information about how that state creates and supports recycling-based manufacturing and jobs and how Michigan can do the same.
New technologies involving collection, sorting, processing, and manufacturing are now creating even more job opportunities. Beth Sommers, Michigan DELEG’s green job specialist, includes recycling in her list of green industries saying, “Alternative and renewable energy may be grabbing the attention of many economic leaders but they only need to look around to see the many companies and variety of jobs already being provided by the recycling industry in Michigan.”
The conference provides a variety of tours, training, keynote, plenary and session speakers will address a variety of topics related to electronics waste recycling, recycling in the healthcare industry, the connection between energy and recycling and more. Training and educational opportunities will also highlight how businesses and organizations can incorporate recycling into their operations to their economic benefit. The event also provides a number of opportunities to mix and mingle with recycling experts. Great Lakes Recycling (GLR) will kick-off the event with a reception and tour of their new single-stream recycling facility in Huron Township.
The MRC is a statewide nonprofit association fostering resource conservation and economic development through sustainable material use and recovery. For more information about the conference, visit www.michiganrecycles.org.
Source: Michigan Recycling Coalition