The National Recycling Coalition has voted 10 board members into the fold.
Elections for the board were held during the 2014 Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans. The new and re-elected members, listed below, will each serve 3-year terms:
- Gary Bilbro, president, NewGreen Consulting LLC
- Jack DeBell, development director, University of Colorado Recycling
- John Frederick, executive director, Intermunicipal Relations Committee
- David Juri Freeman, recycling program manager, city and county of Denver
- Marjorie Griek, executive director, Colorado Association for Recycling
- Doug Hill, president, EcoVision Environmental
- Gary Liss, zero-waste consultant, Gary Liss & Associates
- Antonio Rios, president, Puerto Rico Recycling Coalition
- Will Sagar, executive director, Southeast Recycling Development Center
- Michael Van Brunt, director of sustainability, Covanta
The recently voted-in individuals join the following active members:
- Susan Collins, president, Container Recycling Institute
- Jeffrey Cooper, AECC Group
- Maggie Clark, zero waste planning and adjunct professor, Maggie Clarke Environmental
- Mark Lichtenstein, executive director, Center for Sustainable Community Solutions, Syracuse University
- Stephen London, marketing director, ReCommunity
- Fran McPoland, government relations, Paper Recycling Coalition & 100 Percent Recycled Paper Alliance
- Michelle Minstrell, project manager, Waste Management Sustainability Services
- Maite Quinn, business development and marketing manager
- Julie Rhodes, Julie Rhodes Consulting
- Lisa Skumatz, principal, Skumatz Economic Research Associates & Econservation Institute
- Robin Wiener, president, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Ex-officio members include Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources, Inc., Cliff Case of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLC and Murray Fox with i-ROC.
It was a busy week for NRC. Numerous awards were given out as well as NRC’s longstanding Murray J. Fox Scholarships, which went to three students from nearby Tulane University.
The group also worked to hammer out a definition of recycling with the help of sustainability thought-leader William McDonough.