recycling

Gov. Rick Snyder's 15-point plan includes a 100-percent increase in recycling by the end of 2016.

State officials say plan could also create nearly 13,000 jobs

courtesy of Zoe Valette

Artist Zoe Valette of Kalamazoo designs unique clothing out of recycled materials. Her work will be on display at People's Church in Kalamazoo this weekend. Her latest design was a tutu made out of 120 plastic bags. 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says Michigan recycles about 20% of municipal solid waste, about 10 percentage points less than other Great Lakes states