Michele Raymond, a former Plastics News reporter and the founder and president of Raymond Communications Inc., died April 29 after a battle with cancer. She was 52.
Raymond was PN's Washington reporter from 1989-90. She founded Raymond Communications in College Park, which began publishing ``State Recycling Laws Update'' in 1991 to provide news and analysis on state and local recycling laws in North America. In 1995, the company launched ``Recycling Laws International'' to cover Europe and Asia.
Raymond Communications will continue to serve subscribers and clients under her husband, Vice President Bruce G. Popka, and Kim Leslie, managing editor.