The mission of our organization is to foster professional solid waste management practices in the recycling and solid waste arena. MRRA is committed to environmentally sound solid waste practices and other forms of resource recovery that will benefit Maine communities.
Some of our goals include:
- FACILITATE communication between Association members, recycling markets, equipment suppliers, State and Federal government, and national associations, as well as information exchange among members.
- ASSIST with the marketing of recyclable and reusable materials.
- COMPILE information relevant to the education and technical needs of Maine recycling programs.
- PROMOTE market development and providing cooperative marketing opportunities.
A guiding philosophy of the late Jerry Hughes, Lifetime Achievement Award winner and former Board member:
Attitude by Charles R. Swindoll
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstance, than failures, than successes, than what other people think to say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. The remarkable thing is- we have a choice every day of our lives regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I’m convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.