The national nonprofit organization Recycling Reinvented, Shoreview, Minn., has announced that James Bohlig, the founder of Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity, has accepted an invitation to join its board of directors.
Recycling Reinvented is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase recycling rates for packaging and printed material in the United States through an extended producer responsibility (EPR) model.
Bohlig has more than 35 years of experience in the nuclear energy, cogeneration, renewable energy and waste and construction industry sectors. Most recently he founded ReCommunity, a recycling company that works with 36 communities in 13 states to process more than 1.8 million tons of recyclables per year.
He says, "I am very pleased to be offered this position to serve on the board of this very important effort to influence and shape how the consumer packaged goods and paper industries appropriately respond to the ever increasing pressure to meet sustainability initiatives developing and emerging throughout our society.”
Paul Gardner, executive director for Recycling Reinvented, says Bohlig's experience will be a significant asset to the organization's efforts. "Jim Bohlig's experience in the waste and recycling industries will be of great importance in the design of a uniquely American EPR system for packaging and paper."
Bohlig adds, "I look forward with vigor to the contribution that this organization's efforts will make toward a more sustainable future. I am particularly interested in how the EPR momentum in the market place can be harnessed to proactively create a long-term solution for our growing failure to recover more materials, including recyclables, and to achieve a meaningful Zero Waste Initiative in our communities and towns across America."