Congratulations to the 25th Anniversary Missouri Recycling Association Award Winners!
The Missouri Recycling Association (MORA) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and will be holding its annual award luncheon on August 10 in Osage Beach, Missouri as part of its annual conference. A total of 8 award winners will be recognized with the Missouri Recycling Association’s 25 Anniversary Award.
Barbara Lucks (pictured left) of Springfield, Missouri, received the prestigious MORA President’s Award. Lucks spent 22 years promoting recycling through her work for the City of Springfield, first as a material recovery and education coordinator from 1994 to 2011 and then as Springfield’s first sustainability officer from 2011 to 2016.
Rolling Hills Creative Living (RHCL) of Albany, Missouri, a group home serving individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities is being recognized for implementing and securing the continuation of curbside recycling programs in Albany and Grant City, Missouri.
Betty and Greg Fier of Branson, Missouri, will be accepting their award for their work as volunteers to establish and grow a recycling program in the Village of Indian Point near Branson.
Donna Utter of Clarksdale, Missouri, will be receiving her award for her long-standing promotion of recycling through her work with the Region D Solid Waste Management District in northwest Missouri, AbitibiBowater Recycling, Ripple Glass, the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District’s Grant Review Committee and the Missouri Recycling Association.
Michelle Goth of Kansas City, Missouri, will be honored for her work to promote recycling in Missouri through her current position as General Manager – Kansas City with Ripple Glass and by serving on recycling boards throughout the region.
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. of Maryville, Missouri, will receive their award for implementing comprehensive recycling practices throughout operations at their Maryville facility. Kawasaki’s recycling initiatives have resulted in an approximately 93% landfill diversion rate from April 2016 to March 2017 and a 95% diversion rate for a 2015 construction project.
Computer Recycling Center of Springfield, Missouri, a certified electronics recycler, will accept their award for their long-standing electronics recycling services and community outreach. The Center accepts many types of electronic, universal and appliance waste for free and collects over 1,000 tons of material annually.
Refab of St. Louis, Missouri, a non-profit organization, will be honored for their work to salvage building materials and provide employment opportunities for veterans. Refab’s deconstruction crews salvage materials from old buildings, refabricate these materials, and sell the finished products to the general public at Refab’s retail location.
Since 1992 the Missouri Recycling Association has sought to lead Missouri toward environmental sustainability through waste reduction and recycling. Each year MORA recognizes companies, programs and individuals who have displayed dedication to this goal.