The Materials and Recycling Management (MRM) Training Series is a 3-part comprehensive learning experience. Participants will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to support successful materials and recycling management programs. Upon satisfactory completion of all 3 sections, participants will be issued a training certificate. This training is applicable to programs in both the private and public sector. The training series will provide anyone involved in making recycling work, with the knowledge base and practical tools to support a sustainable recycling program. While ideal for those new to the industry, the practised professional will also learn new approaches, gain new perspectives and have the opportunity to share their experience through the interactive format.
The new training series replaces the MRC's previous Master Business Recycler training to cover a wider variety of programs with a greater depth of information. Choose to attend all three trainings over the six-week period and receieve a certificate of completion or simply attend the training section of your choice as outlined below.
REGISTER HERE or contact the MRC office for more detail, 517-974-3672.
Section 1 - Fundamentals of the Materials and Recycling Management Industry
Thursday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
- Fundamentals of the industry
- Fiscal and environmental benefits
- Product Stewardship
Section 2 - Waste Assessments
Thursday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
- Waste stream assessment how-to
- Analyzing the waste stream assessment
- Determining Next Steps
Section 3 - Sustainable Program Implementation and Management
Thursday, October 27, 9 a.m. - 4p.m.
- Key components of implementing a sustainable program
- Considerations for managing waste stream materials
- Overcoming Barriers to Participation
Trainers: Sarah Archer, Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, Inc. and Tracy Purrenhage, Eco-size Me
Members $100 per section Complete Series $270
Non-Members $175 per section Complete Series $475
Location: MSU Recycling Education Center, 223 Surplus and Recycling Center, East Lansing, MI 48224-1238