On May 5, Resolute’s recycled bleached kraft pulp (RBK) mill in Menominee (Michigan) was recognized for its support of recycling with a “Closing the Loop” award at the state’s first Governor’s Recycling Summit.
The “Closing the Loop” award was created by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Recycling Coalition to recognize individuals or groups that design products to be recyclable, purchase and use products made of recycled content, or create and manufacture recycled-content products. Resolute was one of a number of recipients that the awards singled out for special recognition for their support for recycling in the state.
Todd Clausen, general manager of the mill, says “At the mill, we continuously strive to produce an affordable, quality product as efficiently and sustainably as possible using wastepaper that is diverted from landfills. We are honored to have our efforts recognized at this ground-breaking event.”
The Governor’s Recycling Summit and the new award were created to support an initiative announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in April 2014 to push for a doubling in the state’s recycling rate (from 15% to 30%) over the next two years. The Summit brings together the state’s top recycling officials and organizations to set recycling priorities, share data and trends on current recycling efforts, and show how the state is supporting the initiative.
Additional information about the Governor’s Recycling Summit can be found here: http://michiganrecycles.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=109&Itemid=1498
Photo: Dan Wyant, Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and John Groleau, Environmental Manager – Menominee Mill