The Georgia Recycling Coalition"Sorting It All Out"
In Mid-September, VP and General Manager Chris Witherspoon represented M-PASS at the 27th annual conference of the Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC). The GRC has a mission to promote material reduction and enhance recycling programs throughout the state by coordinating recycling activities. Spearheading communication between Georgians interested in recycling – recycling professionals, individuals, governments and corporations.
This year’s theme and agenda “Sorting It All Out” covered many of the issues impacting recycling in Georgia. Bruce Karas, VP of Environmental & Sustainability for Coca-Cola North America, kicked off the conference with a presentation on Coke’s World Without Waste Initiative Program designed to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one sold by 2030.
Conference participants also heard about other local progress as well as some of the specific “nitty gritty” of our business, including education, sorting and contamination. The panel selection ranged from a group of individuals who shared about a local success story out of Hall County addressing specific recycling markets like glass, plastics, etc. sharing how Hall County has created a solid business solution for industry waste programs and their efforts continue to expand. Their twenty-year plan shows an anticipated profit starting as early as next year.
VP and General Manager Chris Witherspoon said it perfectly, “The GRC is such an important resource for all of Georgia, but especially for those of us working in waste diversion industries. They keep us in touch, informed and on target. These conferences are valuable to M-PASS not only ensure that we as a company stay current on all concerns or issues, but we are able to anticipate potential changes all while keeping in touch with colleagues from around the state.“