Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sam Morris leads Blue Star Recyclers to new growth

Sam Morris is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2020


Sam Morris, 36

President | Blue Star Recyclers

Colorado Springs

Things at Blue Star Recyclers seem to have become twice as excellent under Sam Morris’ leadership. Annual income has doubled to $3 million and the pounds of electronics recycled has doubled to $4 million. The number of locations has grown to five from two, and the number of employees to 50 from 30. And for the first time, Blue Star has become self-sustaining.

“Sam achieved (those) results during a period of some of the worst conditions for the recycling industry, when 30% of recyclers went out of business,” says Bill Morris, who founded Blue Star in 2009. “Sam developed Blue Star from a local enterprise into the largest electronics recycler based in Colorado.”

Sam Morris has invested his time and talent to advocate for workforce inclusion and environmental accountability, securing a federal grant for a CRT TV recycling program for low-income and elderly people. 

Hear from Morris himself about his path to success:

This article is part of the ColoradoBiz Magazine's 2020 Top 25 Young Professionals. 
Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers

Edit Module
Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

Get more content like this: Subscribe to the magazine | Sign up for our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

What public relations is, and is not

The guiding principle of a great public relations campaign, whether a modest one for a mom-and-pop shop or a far-reaching one for a Fortune 500 company, is the same: Take a company with a good story and make sure their desired audiences know about it.

Xcel gives new life to historic, clean energy water plant

As part of its commitment to carbon-free electricity by 2050, Xcel Energy is modernizing Cabin Creek, a historic high-altitude, clean-energy water plant near Georgetown. The utility currently sources 27% of its electricity from renewable sources.

The Toyota Corolla remains reliable, consistent after 50 years

The 2020 Corolla is still the well-made, reliable, consistent, affordable, predictable, and comfortable sure-fire car it has always been. It is not exciting. It will not win styling contests. It can’t race. But it sells like hot cakes because it will take you and your family anywhere you need to go.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags