RRS Adds New Senior Consultant
February 3, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced that Juri Freeman has joined the firm as senior consultant. In his role at RRS, Freeman will utilize his public sector and sustainability consulting experience to provide technical and communications client support.
Prior to joining RRS, Freeman was the recycling program manager for the City and County of Denver, Colo. servicing over 174,000 households, 150 Denver Public Schools, and 10,500 employees in Denver employee facilities.
Freeman led several successful initiatives while with Denver including achieving a 20% increase in city-wide waste diversion, tripling the size of the City’s residential compost program, helping to transition 50,000 households from dumpster-based trash collection to cart-based collection, adopting the City’s first commercial hauler licensing program, as well as designing and implementing public recycling programs in 11 of Denver’s regional parks.
Formerly the project manager and resource economist at Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA), Freeman worked on projects including zero waste planning, forecasting and modeling, outreach campaigns, sustainability program evaluation, and stakeholder and public process engagement.
In addition to his recycling and consulting work, Freeman is the current president for the Colorado Association for Recycling and serves on the Boulder County Resource Conservation Advisory Board. He serves as a board director on the National Recycling Coalition and is actively involved in their Sustainable Materials Management working group. Freeman previously served as secretary for the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and has been involved in the Colorado chapter of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP).
Freeman holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.
Freeman will operate out of the Boulder, Colo. area.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, RRS is a sustainability and recycling consulting firm that strives to create a world where resources are managed to maximize economic and social benefit while minimizing environmental harm. The firm has cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who share this vision and possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management, applied sustainable design, and collaborative action development. RRS serves both the public and private sectors to manage change in a resource-constrained world. www.recycle.com
Melissa Radiwon, Marketing Manager, RRS