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Earlier this year, Waste360 announced their 40 Under 40 Award Winners and we are very pleased to share that two NRC affiliates were among the cohort of change-makers, innovators, and leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry. Kate Bailey, Director of Eco-Cycle Solutions and Michelle Goth, Ripple Glass General Manager were both recognized as “inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics has made a significant contribution to the industry.”

Michelle Goth and Ripple Glass closed the loop on a critical market for glass in the Midwest, establishing a collection network to more than 80 communities in eight states–including several communities in Nebraska such as Wayne, Omaha, and Lincoln. Last year, they were also awarded NRC’s End Market of the Year award at our Annual Luncheon. Check out more of Michelle’s work and Ripple Glass HERE.

Kate Bailey is recognized internationally as a leader on zero waste, consulting and presenting on the topic for communities from “Nebraska to Nepal.” Kate’s been a consulting partner on several of NRC’s projects, and has brought a wealth of resources, expertise, and insight to our work. Read her interview with Waste360 HERE.