recycling

2:14 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Governor Wants Michigan Recycling Doubled

Gov. Rick Snyder's 15-point plan includes a 100-percent increase in recycling by the end of 2016.
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors. The governor is scheduled to be at plastic bottle recycler Clean Tech Inc.
7:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Snyder Wants to Double Recycling in Michigan

State officials say plan could also create nearly 13,000 jobs
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors.
Fashion & Design
6:09 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Ballet dancer makes dresses out of recyclables

Zoe Valette modeling her tutu
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. 

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9:32 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Michigan behind other Great Lakes states in recycling programs

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says Michigan recycles about 20% of municipal solid waste, about 10 percentage points less than other Great Lakes states
LaDonna Woodlaw doesn't do much recycling. That's not to say she wouldn't. Woodlaw lives off Evergreen in Detroit, a section of the city that, like most, doesn't have curbside, throw-it-all-together recycling. If she remembers, she'll take a bag of recyclables when visiting her sister's house in Ecorse, which has curbside recycling, she said.