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Container Recycling Institute Founder Pat Franklin Dies

Date: October 16, 2012

Source: Container Recycling Institute

We mourn the loss of industry pioneer Pat Franklin, founder of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) who died on Oct. 14 after being struck by a pickup truck in an accident. A former teacher and political activist, Franklin founded CRI in 1991 after advocating for container deposit legislation at the local, state and national level for 15 years. Following her retirement as executive director in 2007 she continued to advocate for recycling laws and consulted to government and industry. "Pat was a shining light in the recycling movement," wrote Jenny Gitlitz, former CRI research director, in an e-mail.

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