Michigan recycling makes a historic move! - Paycheck

Michigan recycling makes a historic move!

Michigan’s latest effort to boost the economy comes with a renewed focus on recycling.

The state office of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced a nearly $5 million effort to spark investment through recycling grants in 45 communities all across the state. 

EGLE calls it “Next Cycle Michigan” and they hope the record-setting effort could boost the economy and also fight climate change. It’s being billed as the largest push in state history to spark a ‘recycling and recovery’ economy.

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  • EGLE says the goal is to raise Michigan’s recycling rate from 15% to 45%, and the latest numbers show Michigan is sitting at 18%. 
  • The state says recycling can also support climate change priorities through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by turning waste materials into new products, made here in Michigan.
  • The effort could have an international impact because improving our own recycling infrastructure could make us less dependent on countries like China, that have developed trillion dollar recycling infrastructure.

EGLE says $4.9 million in grants are going to 45 communities, businesses, and nonprofits in almost every region of the state. In northern Michigan grants will go to Alpena, Cheboygan, and Emmet County, as well as Traverse City, and the U-P.

The NextCycle Michigan Initiative is also about marketing and public relations: promoting recycling activities while keeping materials out of landfills.

What do you think? Should we focus more on improving our recycling system?

 

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