Park Trading Corp dba The Mini MRF Company, a S-Corporation based in Salem Oregon,
Richard Park created The Mini MRF Company after getting tired of putting his empty pop tops in the curbside recycling bins knowing that they go straight to landfills or incinerators and do not get recycled.
He developed a convenient and transparent return to Retailer recycling program for the cannabis industry.
Utilizing collection kiosks that can provide real time reporting on critical data allows the program to be accountable, transparent and fill a gap by recycling small rigid plastics that dominate the cannabis industry and the upcoming Recycling Modernization Acts do not address.
In March 2022, I organized the 1st Annual 420 for Earth Day event that collected over 70 lbs. from 7 retailers in 3 days in the Salem – Keizer area.
In May 2022 I was awarded a grant from the City of Portland – Metro I&I Program grant for $35k to expand my collection event across the Portland Metro area in April 2023.
The Mini MRF Company is a member of the Koffman Southern Tier Business Incubator out of SUNY Binghamton in Binghamton, NY as of February 2022 and a recent graduate of the June 2022 cohort of the Slice of PIE program of the PIE PDX business accelerator in Portland, Oregon.