How is the state of recycling in Michigan? We’ve heard that we lag other Midwestern states. How are we doing recycling wise? “There have been a lot of efforts to try to increase what we do in Michigan. Do we lag other states? We absolutely do. We have like an 18 percent municipal and recycling […]
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(CBS DETROIT) – As bottles and cans continue to mount at homes across the state the value of the deposits skyrocket. “We know that there are roughly 70 million containers a week that is being stockpiled by Michiganders,” said Tom Emmerich, Schupan Recycling president. Back in March, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order suspending the […]
Listen to the webinar with panelists Tom Emmerich (Schupan), Kari Bliss (Padnos), Michael Hodges (AMCOR), and Darwin Baas (Kent County Dept Public Works).
Michiganders are sitting on $60 million worth of empty bottles and cans, a lot of them rattling around in the back of Thad Zajac’s Ford Escape. Among the 10 U.S. states where grocery and liquor stores pay a nickel or a dime for empty bottles and cans, many have shut down recycling collection centers in […]
Drew Kocsis and Ryan Limburg have joined the materials trading division of Schupan & Sons Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich. Schupan & Sons is a family-owned metals and plastics distribution, recycling and manufacturing company. Kocsis joins the company from Hunter Douglas Metals, where he was most recently a metals trader. Limburg spent the past nine years […]
Michigan-based Schupan Electronics Recycling, a division of Schupan & Sons Inc., began deploying the Green Tracking Service to verify proper downstream recycling of the end-of-life electronics it handles. Green Tracking Service provides small trackers that adhere to electronics. The trackers report on their hosts’ locations once daily for up to a year, sending an alert […]
A medical center opened in August to provide health care for employees of two West Michigan companies. Schupan and Sons and Fabri-Kal are sharing a clinic on Covington Road in Kalamazoo. The medical center will provide primary and preventative care to the more than 500 employees and their families. See original article.
PARCHMENT, MI — The Urban Alliance Technical Center in Parchment is worth bragging about. So says Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. “Sometimes as Michiganders we’re too humble,” Snyder said during a Monday afternoon visit to the technical center, which uses part of an Lewis C. Howard warehouse facility at 400 Island Ave. in Parchment. Read more.
As millions and millions of bottled water donations are sent to Flint, the city is trying to figure out how to handle the accumulating amount of plastic waste that is building up — amid other problems that are plaguing the area. “It’s an enormous challenge. But one we’re going to keep fighting for,” said Schupan & Sons […]