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In honor of March's weather lore "In Like a Lion out like a Lamb" , this March we'll be featuring stories of what recyclables get turned into once they go in the bin.
Standard Scale & Supply Company is a full service scale distributor that provides high quality weighing and counting equipment, ISO 17025 calibrations, and high quality service. They provide standard equipment such as floor scales and motor truck scales. They also design and build custom weighing systems for the recycling industry. Visit their website at www.standardscale.com.
BIG NEWS! $600K available for P2 grants - The Department of Environmental Quality issued a RFP for the 2015 Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program this week. Proposals to support a wide variety of recycling initiatives at the state, region, and local levels are due on April 1, 2015. State funding for recycling hasn't been available to this extent for quite some time. While we expect stiff competition for the funding, we encourage all of you to explore opportunities, develop plans, and apply for the funds. Your work will demonstrate need, opportunity, and the process will make way for the collaborative partnerships required for any positive advancement of recycling. Use this opportunity to plant the seeds for future progress now! Learn more about the 2015 Community P2 RFP.
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Engage with public and private sector colleagues and decision-makers at pivotal events this May. The Governor's Recycling Summit will highlight Michigan recycling priorities, share key data and trends about current recycling efforts, recognize stakeholders that are making progress, and show how the state of Michigan is applying its muscle to support the initiative.
The Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference will provide many opportunities for conferees to learn about best practices and network with colleagues and service providers to explore options for program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation that will move public & private recycling program initiatives forward.
To find out more about these events, sponsor, exhibit, and get involved please follow the tabs below...
Join local, regional, state, public and private sector decision-makers at the Governor’s Recycling Summit as speakers makethe case for recycling, share stories of success across the supply chain, light a path for the future, and report out about current research and activities taking place to support achieving the 30% recycling goal (Snyder Announces Recycling Goal).
If Michigan is going to emerge as a recycling leader, it’s going to take a concerted effort on behalf of all stakeholders.Understand your role in creating a vibrant recycling economy in your community.
The DEQ Recycling Awards-
These awards are new this year and the DEQ held a weibar explaining the recycling recognition award criteria. The webinar helped assist organizations with the award application process. Businesses, institutions, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that would like to be recognized at the Goernor's Recycling Summit for helping to achieve the Governor's recycling goals should listen to the webinar.
Find the award application: Here
Recycling and composting program managers, operators, and coordinators should attend the 33rd Annual MRC Conference to get the tools, resources and information needed to implement and enhance successful waste reduction, recycling, and composting programs built on a sustainable foundation.
The MRC’s Annual Conference has something to offer every type of local government and business interested in starting or enhancing a recycling program and even going all the way to zero landfill.
These two dynamic days will be filled with keynotes, individual sessions, workshops, and networking all preparing participants to take their recycling programs to the next level.
The Governor’s Recycling Summit & Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference provide the best opportunity to deliver your organization’s message to hundreds of public and private recycling professionals throughout the state. Benefit from a wide array of sponsorship opportunities that put your company front and center. We are excited that this year sponsors and exhibitors will be prominent at both events, with the exhibition hall being held on Tuesday and Wednesday this year compared to the Wednesday, Thursday of past conferences.
This year with the Governor's Recycling Summit sponsors can aid local decision makers and sustainability coordinators to attend the summit and conference find more under the Sponsor the Summit Only tab.
Some of our packages include professionally produced and placed television and radio ads, print and digital media exposure for your company.
Choose from standard sponsorship packages or create your own package. We'll be finalizing the details for the conference and sending out the conference brochure to potential attendees in early March. Sponsor products, services or for recycling in general. Sponsorship levels are designed to make your marketing dollar go far.
Sponsors will be recognized in all promotional material and putting your logo in the conference brochure is a key. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring the conference please let us know as soon as you can, so we can design the brochure with you in mind.
Join the many businesses and organizations that showcase their support for recycling by choosing one of the sponsor opportunities below or by simply
exhibiting and attending the conference.
* The MRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a portion of your support may be tax deductible; consult with your tax advisor. Payment plan schedules are an acceptable means of fulfilling your pledge of support. Join us as we work to make recycling a highly valuable and visible industry in Michigan.
For the Summit to be a success it is important that local leaders from throughout the state attend. We’re asking for your assistance. We’d like your company to consider being a Table Patron (or other level) of the Governor’s Recycling Summit and/or a sponsor of the Summit & Conference. Your support will help event organizers offset the costs of event attendance to maximize the participation of our key public sector recycling partners who may otherwise not be able to attend.
The Summit sponsor levels of support include;
$1,200 Table Patron at the Governor’s Recycling Summit - support regional recycling system development by underwriting a roundtable of decision-makers and recycling advocates from given regions of that state. This will allow an exchange of challenges and ideas among those involved in the environmental health of the region in which your company is based and where your employees work and play and recycle.
$325 Community Starter Package – includes decision-maker attendance at Governor’s Recycling Summit and a Recycling Coordinator’s attendance at the 2 Day MRC Conference.
$250 Local Recycling Benefactor - small scholarship to support local community involvement without any other benefit to the sponsor.
To sponsor go to : https://secureonlineregister.yourserver.net/mrc/index.php?f=11, when you click on the “Sponsorship dropdown” you’ll have the option to select Table Patron, Community Starter Package, or Local Recycling Benefactor on the sponsor form.
2015 Exhibition Package: MRC Member: $550 OR Non-Member: $700
The MRC Conference is the best place and time to deliver your message to hundreds of public and private recycling professionals throughout Michigan! We work hard to maximize our exhibitors' exposure, and make the sponsorship and exhibition a valuable proposition for your company. Helping to promote recycling, while promoting your business and organization exposure to even more recycling stakeholders. This year by exhibiting you will get exposure not only at the MRC Conference, but also the Governor’s Recycling Summit on May 5th.
The Exhibition Package includes a well-placed, 8 foot skirted table, 2 chairs, and 2- One day passes.
The exhibit hall will be open throughout the day for attendees to stop in. There are also dedicated times when all attendees are invited to attend the exhibition hall. To maximize exposure we ask that exhibitors are at their booths during those dedicated exhibition hours.
Dedicated exhibition hall hours:
Tuesday: 4-6pm as part of the DEQ awards reception
Wednesday: 1-3pm, 5-7pm for an exhibition hall reception
The MRC is seeking nominations for its 2015 Award of Excellence.
This award is for all sizes and types of organizations/ businesses and is awarded for composting, recycling, reduction, or reuse programs that create/ contribute to a healthy and vibrant community and economy here in Michigan.
The MRC looks to award 1 exceptional individual and 1 exceptional organization each year.
1. Awards will recognize one entity for long standing environmental programs and new initiatives undertaken in the calendar year 2014.
2. Environmental initiatives can take one or many forms.
3. Initiatives can deal with one or multiple waste/ commodity streams.
*All nominations are due by Friday March 6th
This year's Summit and Conference will be located in Kalamazoo Michigan. Focused in the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, attendees will be in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo
*Book your room by April 20, 2014 to recieve the MRC Conference discounted room rate of $129.00 per night. We suggest booking as early as you can since the conference is toward the beginning of graduation season.
GLR Great Lakes Recycling
Kent County DPW
National Cart Marketing
Resource Recycling Systems Inc
Cascade Cart Solutions
Emmet County DPW-Division, Petoskey
Iris Waste Diversion Specialists
MI Recycling Partnership
Rehrig Pacific Company
Tabb Packaging Solutions LLC
Michiana Recycling & Disposal
Metro Recycling Solutions
Quality Farm Drainage
Recycle Ann Arbor
Registration is not currently active, but will be soon.