ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) announced today that Ryan McMullan has joined the organization as a consultant to support its Sleep Product Sustainability Program (SP2). McMullan brings two decades of experience helping manufacturers develop sustainability programs that have lasting, positive impacts on the company and the world.
McMullan is the principal consultant at Lean Green Way in Long Beach, Ca. and has led sustainability and zero waste programs for Toyota’s Corporate Responsibility department and Rice University’s Facilities and Engineering department. Based on his experience at Toyota, Ryan blends Lean Production techniques with practical sustainability planning to help eliminate waste. His work has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental Leader Publication. He was also a founding board member of the TRUE Zero Waste group at GBCI and Rice University’s Center for the Study of Environment and Society.
“We are pleased to welcome Ryan to support the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2). His expertise will help us further expand efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption in the mattress manufacturing process while increasing operational efficiencies,” said Justine Fallon, MRC’s director of operations.
SP2 offers individual mattress manufacturers training to conduct an in-depth analysis to identify ways to reduce environmental impacts, establish best practices and set metrics to track progress. SP2 training and certification is currently offered at no cost to California-based mattress manufacturers that want to improve operations at their manufacturing plants, distribution centers and warehouses.