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Detroit to Undertake Recycling Expansion

Jan 10, 2020

As part of a first-ever public-private collaboration, the City of Detroit will start their largest expansion of recycling in the city’s history. The effort, which is funded by the Department Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership, with special support from the PepsiCo Foundation, will help build on the […]

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State Recycling Campaign Wins Award

Dec 13, 2019

Michigan’s statewide recycling campaign has been named Recycling Campaign of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher. The state’s first-ever clean recycling initiative, Know It Before You Throw It, launched in June 2019. The campaign is part of the effort to double Michigan’s recycling rate to 30% by 2025 and ultimately reach […]

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Department Awards Recycling Grants

Oct 25, 2019

More than $450,000 grants were awarded this week as part of the Grand Rapids launch of Michigan’s Know It Before You Throw It recycling education campaign. The campaign was launched by the state as a tool to help reach the recycling rate goal of 30% by 2025 and ultimately reach 45% annually. Michigan’s current rate […]

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Governor Seeks to Expand Recycling Within State Government

Sep 20, 2019

In another step toward increasing recycling in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a directive expanding recycling within state government.  Over recent years, the State of Michigan has made an effort to establish a plan for tracking and improving recycling and waste management practices in state facilities. These efforts have increased the number of materials recycled […]

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Latest Round of Recycling Grants Announced

Sep 06, 2019

More communities will have funding to improve and expand recycling programs under grants announced this week. In support of the Know It Before You Throw It campaign, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced they are providing $1.23 million in grant funding to eight Michigan counties. So far this year, the department […]

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State Recycling Grants Announced

Aug 02, 2019

In the ongoing effort to increase recycling rates throughout the state, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced multiple rounds of grants this week. The grants are part of the department’s Know It Before You Throw It campaign, which aims to educate residents on what can – and cannot – be recycled […]

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Campaign on Recycling Education Kicks-Off

Jun 28, 2019

A statewide educational campaign on what can – and cannot – be recycled began this week. Led by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the goal of the “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign is to promote awareness of cleaner recycling practices to reduce the amount of contaminated materials improperly going […]

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Governor Seeks to Increase Recycling in Michigan

Feb 09, 2018

Last Friday afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder announced a statewide initiative to reduce waste and improve Michigan’s recycling rate. To work towards this goal, he signed an Executive Directive requiring all State of Michigan facilities to provide on-site recycling opportunities. Additionally, he announced the launch of Re:Source, an initiative that will promote the use of recycled […]

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