Entries by Andrea McGinnis

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless, and […]

Michigan State athletes help out in Flint

Student athletes from Michigan State University will. And they did by proving their motto by helping out in Flint. In partnership with Schupan Recycling, Republic Services and the Michigan Community Service Commission, a group of 30 student athletes decked out in green and white helped distribute cases of water and collect empty bottles Friday afternoon […]

MSU, Schupan: Doing the Right Thing by Going Greener

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Kirk Heinze welcome Marc Schupan and Jennifer Battle to WJR’s MSU Today for a wide-ranging discussion on sustainability and recycling. Heinze hosts Greening of the Great Lakes every Sunday evening on News/Talk 760 WJR and fills in for Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on this edition of WJR’s MSU Today program. Read original article.

Alcoa Names 2013 Top North American Scrap Suppliers

The aluminum firm Alcoa has named the recipients of its Top North American Scrap Suppliers for 2013. The company says this year marks the ninth consecutive year that Alcoa’s recycling and scrap purchasing group has recognized its best suppliers in key performance criteria, including safety, quality, volume, breadth of supply to multiple locations and delivery performance. Read […]

Tom Izzo thinks this guy is great

Bridge’s “Faces of Michigan” features Marc Schupan. In 1974, Marc Schupan took a leave from his job as a high school government teacher and coach to sort out his future. He thought about law school. Or maybe college coaching. First, he planned to… Continue reading original article.

Michigan International Speedway grows greener by the day

Race cars are not usually considered environmentally friendly, but NASCAR and the Michigan International Speedway, or MIS, are working to turn motorsports green. MIS President Roger Curtis says that many people do not connect sustainability with a racetrack, but the fans in the grandstand do care about the environment. Read original article.

Primed for Growth

“Our biggest challenge has been to grow enough to provide opportunities to our very good employees. We want them to make a good living and be proud of where they live.” says Mike Gildea, President of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales. Read original article.