The MRC's 32nd Annual Conference took place in Ypsilanti, MI April 29-May1 2014.
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Speaker presentations can be found below, in the "Presentations" tab.
to all sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and volunteers for making the 32nd Annual Conference a great success! We would not have been able to do it without you!
We will be gearing up soon for the 33rd Annual Conference in Kalamazoo in 2015! Visit this page again for more information.
Session presentations are listed here in PDF format. Review the conference brochure for full session descriptions and speakers.
Carts Part 1: Where's the Magic?- Matt Biolette, Chef Container
Carts Part 2: Putting Carts at the Curb- Brian Miller, Cascade Engineering
The Importance of Sustainable & Comprehensive Drop-Off Centers- Linda Berch, Recycle Livingston
Sustainable Event Recycling Programs that Work- Roger Curtis, Michigan International Speedway
E-Waste Stakeholders Dialogue- Steve Noble, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Recycling Incentive Programs: A Community Perspective- Tara Presta, City of Rochester Hills
Plenary: Next Generation Organics Management- Thomas Bintz, We Generation Inc
March Forth Into Recycling- Matt Biolette, Chef Container
March Forth Into Recycling- Elisa Seltzer, Emmet County Recycling
Other Organics Part 1: Collection and Handling- Justin Swan, Organicycle
Other Organics Part 2: Processing Technologies & Reduction Policies- Dana Kirk, Michigan State University
Landfill Free Training- Sarah Archer, Iris Waste Diversion Specialists; Bill Gurn, Haworth; Marylin Glass-Hedges, WMU Green Manufacturing Initiative
Keynote; Beyond Garbage: A World without Waste- Richard Gertman, For Sustainbility Too
Thank you to all our generous sponsors this year! If you are interested in sponsoring our 33rd Conference in 2015, please contact the MRC office.
Sponsorship levels are designed to make your marketing dollar go farther.
Connect yourself with the premiere recycling organization in Michigan and reach out to targeted audiences through growing digital media opportunities. Benefit from a wide array of sponsorship opportunities that put your company front and center. Expanded sponsor levels provide professionally produced and placed television and radio, print and digital media exposure for your company, products and services or for recycling in general. The MRC uses a professional multi-media journalist and graphic designer to produce all media.
Choose from standard sponsorship packages or create your own package by substituting the options listed on the bottom of the table below. We'll be finalizing the details for the conference and sending out the conference brochure to potential attendees in mid-February. Sponsors will be recognized in all promotional material and putting your logo in the conference brochure is key. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring the conference please let us know by Friday, January 31st so we can design the brochure with you in mind.
Thank you to all our exhibitors! If you are interested in exhibiting at our 33rd Conference in 2015, please contact the MRC office.
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 make sponsorship and exhibition a valuable proposition for your company. Help us promote recycling, while you promote your business.
Benefit from a wide array of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that put your company front and center. Expanded sponsor levels provide professionally produced and placed television and radio, print and digital media exposure for your company, products and services or for recycling in general. Consider increasing your presence at the conference and influence in the recycling community as a sponsor.
Interesting in just exhibiting at the 2014 Conference? The Exhibition Package includes a well-placed, 8 foot table and complimentary registration for one organizational representative.
2014 Exhibition Package: MRC Member $500 OR Non-Member $600
The 2014 MRC Conference was held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The 33rd Annual Conference will be held in Kalamazoo in 2015. Check back soon for more details!