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Joe Hruska helping EPIC outreach

The Environment & Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) is pleased to announce that Joe Hruska has joined EPIC's municip...

The Environment & Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) is pleased to announce that Joe Hruska has joined EPIC’s municipal outreach team in Ontario.Joe brings many years of industry and municipal experience to EPIC and is no stranger to the recycling field and will be a great resource to EPIC, municipalities and the recycling community.He has built an impressive legacy in his commitment to facilitate partnerships between industry, municipalities and all levels of governments across Canada to build more efficient recycling and waste diversion programs that protect the environment and economy. Joe sits on the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) boards and is well know known for his work at Ontario Multi-Material Recycling Inc., (OMMRI) and Corporations Supporting Recycling (CSR) by initiating the shared stewardship program in Ontario for the Blue Box through the municipal partnership programs.In his new position, Joe will work with Ontario municipalities on sustainable plastic waste diversion by helping to improve plastic recycling through technical and communications advice to reduce costs of diverting plastics. He will also work with Trish Johnson, EPIC’s other municipal outreach team member in Ontario to advise on integrated waste management systems to address effective plastic packaging resource recovery in the waste and recycling systems.Joe will take over from Paul van der Werf in the Southern Ontario region. Paul, who has done a great job for EPIC, is moving on to concentrate more on his national and international business. EPIC wishes Paul the best.Joe can be contacted via email at jhruska@cogeco.ca, telephone 905-561-3593 and cell 416-930-1796.Cathy CirkoVice President, Environment and HealthTel: 905-678-7405 ext 234Email: ccirko@cpia.ca

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