Susan Collins to lead CRI
The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has appointed
Susan V. Collins as its new executive director. Collins
joins CRI after 20 years of advising municipalities on
municipal solid waste and recycling programs and sustainability
issues. She was a manager and director at firms such
as SCS Engineers, R3 Consulting Group, and HF&H Consultants.
One of Susan Collins’ first acts as executive director
was offering CRI’s expertise to Governor Markell as Delaware
begins the process of revamping its recycling program.
CRI is considered an authoritative clearinghouse for
container recycling information.
As the Southern California Practice Director of R3 Consulting
Group, Collins led an extensive international research
project comparing the financial, operational and policy
aspects of container deposit and packaging systems in
California, Germany and the Canadian provinces of Ontario
and British Columbia.
Collins also served nine years on the board of directors
of the California Resource Recovery Association and has
promoted advanced knowledge of product stewardship through
the California Product Stewardship Council. “Between
her MBA, her experience with nonprofits, her advanced
research skills and her background as a manufacturing
engineer, Susan is uniquely qualified for her new role
with CRI,” said Marge Davis, CRI treasurer and coordinator
of Tennessee’s strengthening bid to become the 12th state
with a container deposit law.