Jim Frey

Co-founder, RRS

Jim Frey co-founded RRS in 1986 and has served as CEO since its inception. He has over 35 years of expertise in recycling and waste management program development for public services and private enterprise. Jim began his career accelerating the development of recycling programs – from non-profit start-ups to full-scale municipal collection services and public/private material recovery facility projects. Over RRS’ history, Jim has developed and managed projects of all sizes, including material recovery and solid waste management systems, recycling based manufacturing, market development, corporate sustainability, policy and legislation, as well as private and public-private collaborative recovery initiatives. Jim currently serves as the chair and work group member of the Michigan Governor’s Recycling Council, is a board and work group member of the Green Supply Chain Work Group at the University of Michigan, and is the director and treasurer of The Stewardship Network.