Assistant Managing Editor
Miel joined Plastics News in January 2000, assuming the automotive and office-furniture beats. In 2014 she was promoted to news editor. In 2019 she was named Assistant Managing Editor. The 1984 graduate of Central Michigan University worked for 15 years as a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, including the past 11 at the Saginaw News.
California's Bye Bye Mattress program recently reported it has now recycled more than 5 million mattresses since 2016. That's enough to span nearly 6,000 miles, or the length of a bridge from California to Hawaii and back, according to the Mattress Recycling Council. It also adds up to 26.3 million pounds of polyurethane foam.
Consumer products company SC Johnson wants to get off to a cleaner, greener start for major league baseball this year, teaming up with the Milwaukee Brewers to turn plastic cups used at Miller Park into bottles for its Scrubbing Bubbles-brand cleaning liquid.
Consumer electronics giant HP Inc. has been using bottles collected from the island nation of Haiti and using them in cases for its ink cartridges, along with other items, as part of its drive to use 30 percent recycled plastics in all of its computers and electronics