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Anne Johnson joins Resource Recycling Systems management team

Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) has announced the addition of Anne Johnson as vice president and senior consultant. Anne will be leading the development of a new Global Corporate Sustainability practice for RRS.

Anne joins the RRS team from the nonprofit GreenBlue in Charlottesville where she led the Sustainable Packaging Coalition for the past seven and a half years. Over that time she helped it become the leading voice on sustainability for the packaging industry. With more than 15 years in the practice of applied sustainability and design, Anne brings an exceptional knowledge of packaging and materials, sustainable design and recovery, and applied life-cycle management methodologies.

Increasingly, Anne has been focused on international issues related to packaging and food waste and is excited to bring a global focus to the work of RRS. She says, “The business world is shifting to where markets are emerging, populations are large, and infrastructure to manage waste just doesn’t exist. Strategies need to be advanced both globally as well as domestically in ways that transform both our thinking and our approaches to waste. Locally appropriate solutions need to be found in these emerging markets—this is one of the areas where work needs to be done, and where I hope we can take the knowledge and on‐the‐ground know how of RRS in this new Global Corporate Sustainability practice.”

RRS CEO Jim Frey views Anne’s new role as a natural extension for RRS’s collaborative work in “greening” the supply chain with clients like the Carton Council of North America and their Carton Recycling Access Initiative, AMERIPEN’s Recovery Work Group, and the Food Service Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastics Recovery Group. “We see an expanded sustainability practice as a powerful opportunity to extend the considerable technical and management advisory skills of RRS with demonstrated return on investment for our clients into the global corporate sustainability sector with Anne’s leadership”

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