(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).
With recycling centers closed, people are starting to see their bottle and can returns pile up. “When we kind of look at it, it’s kind of Michigan’s money,” says Shayna Schupan-Barry, director of governmental affairs at Schupan & Sons Recycling. Read more.
Tom Emmerich, COO of Schupan & Sons, Inc., and president of Schupan Recycling, talks to Frank Beckmann about how Michigan residents are holding on to $50 million in bottle/can returns.
Hundreds of millions of empty cans and bottles are piling up in garages across the state waiting to be returned. Recycling not considered essential — and most recycling centers have been closed from the Stay at Home Order. Those 10 cent deposits might not seem like a lot but right now have added up to […]
As many of us are wondering when we’ll be able to return bottles and cans again, one Michigan recycling business says Michiganders could be piling up more than 70 million a week. That’s more than $50 million worth. “There is urgency here. Each week that we wait, the demand grows and it becomes more of […]
Fifty million dollars is a whole lot of dimes. That’s how much Michigan residents hold in beer, pop, and other bottles and cans with 10-cent deposits accumulated since late March, when an emergency order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped redemption at supermarkets and other stores because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
Michiganders have been piling up bottles and cans for over a month, since people have not been able to return them for the bottle deposit. Experts from Schupan and Sons Recycling said Michiganders have collected “millions of dollars” worth of returnables since stores suspended bottle returns. Read more.
West Michigan companies are getting creative to help healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19. Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales in Kalamazoo manufactured an acrylic box called Aero|Guard that fits around a patient’s head and is designed to stop the spread of potential COVID-19 particles during invasive procedures like hooking someone up to a ventilator. Read […]
Tom Emmerich, COO of Schupan & Sons, Inc., and president of Schupan Recycling, discusses the impact of bottle room closures in Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.