The team at Ripple Glass was dismayed to learn of the passing of Mike Darby. Mike was the first business owner in Kansas City to become Ripple Glass Certified at Coach’s Bar & Grill at 103rd Street.

Before commercial routes were available to collect glass from businesses, Mike found room for a roll-off container behind his business to recycle glass. Space was tight, but rising water proved the biggest challenge when a flood lifted the recycling bin like an ark, and it floated into a nearby creek. Despite the occasional challenges, Mike continued to be an ardent supporter of glass recycling.

Ripple will miss Mike’s charismatic charm, laughter, and passion for Kansas City.