RRS Senior Consultant Elected IRA President
September 20, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced senior consultant Kris Kaar’s election to the post of president for the Illinois Recycling Association (IRA).
Ms. Kaar joined RRS in 2011 where she works with community focus groups identifying recommendations for curbside collection options, and identifies material recovery facilities for study activities. She is also a key driver in the Carton Council initiative, working with municipalities, material recovery facilities and haulers to increase knowledge of and access to carton recycling.
Ms. Kaar brings 30 years of experience in research, planning, communication and program management in a variety of environmental, solid waste and recycling programs. Her career includes public and private sector consulting, municipal client support at an independent material recovery facility, and direct municipal experience with Naperville, Ill.
“I want to encourage IRA members to work for the overall benefit of statewide recycling activities while recognizing and respecting regional initiatives,” states Ms. Kaar. “Together we can increase awareness of the value of recycling and identify the technologies, initiatives, and markets needed to be a strong contributor of Illinois’ economy.”
The IRA is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1980 with members including municipalities, businesses, haulers, processors, not-for-profits, and manufacturers. The IRA provides education that encourages waste reduction, re-use and recycling, as well as promotes recycling market development.
More information on the IRA can be found at www.illinoisrecycles.org.
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