The American Beverage Association has selected Recycle Ann Arbor to receive an investment under its Every Bottle Back initiative. The initiative is an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic and keep bottles out of the environment. The investment will help Ann Arbor rebuild and reopen the city’s Materials Recovery Facility, which has been closed since 2016. The $800,000 investment will help create a state-of-the-art materials recovery facility that allows for enhanced sorting of valuable recyclable materials. “Rebuilding Ann Arbor’s Materials Recovery Facility with modernized, state-of-the-art equipment will boost efficiency, increase recycling rates and help keep our valuable fully recyclable PET bottles in-state to help sustain local recycling systems,” said Derek Bajema, president and CEO of Michigan Soft Drink Association (an MLC client). “We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with all those who share our goal of improving our state’s collection system so that it captures more recyclable materials.”
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