The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) named Michael Deane, vice president of sustainability at Turner Construction, as the 2012 C&D Recycler of the Year, the highest honor the association can bestow. He was honored at a special ceremony during the fundraiser for the C&D industry’s advocacy arm, the CMRA Issues and Education Fund.
“Michael Deane has had a first hand view of the challenges and advantages of recycling C&D materials,” said John Adelman, CMRA president and CEO of CPRC Group, Scarborough, Maine. “He has guided one of the largest general construction companies in a number of sustainable areas, but in C&D recycling he has realized the importance of ensuring the legitimate recycling of the materials generated at construction and demolition sites.”
According to the CMRA, Deane has also helped develop an online program to track waste at those sites. In addition, he serves on a number of USGBC committees, including the C&D Recycling subgroup. He truly understands and supports the recycling of the C&D material generated at the jobsite, and even though the company is not in the C&D recycling industry, he has worked to provide a common sense approach to developing economically feasible options for recycling throughout North America. It is for these reasons CMRA gave him its annual C&D Recycler of the Year award, the association said.