Michigan Recycling Coalition EGLE celebrate progress state has made over 40 years – Michigan (.gov)

Posted: May 13, 2022 at 3:02 pm

From the Bottle Bill to the Trash-O-Meter to expanded curbside recycling, the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) is celebrating its 40th year of milestones this year. The anniversary will be marked today during the MRCs 40th Annual Conference at Kellogg Center in East Lansing. MRC is committed to fostering sustainability by leading, educating, and mobilizing businesses, government, nonprofits, and individuals alike in advancing resource reuse and recovery.

In MRCs40-year history, its built networks and partnership, collected and shared recycling data, convened stakeholders to evaluate and advocate recycling policy, conducted research, promoted recycling and reuse solutions, and tackled problems in the recycling supply chain. MRC facilitates learning opportunities, shares information, tools, resources, and guidance to help local governments and businesses expand their resource recovery and meet sustainability goals through managing our natural resources to the benefit of the environmental, the economy, and our communities.

Matt Flechter, recycling market development specialist at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, will speak at the conference on recycling funding priorities.

Although many challenges remain to realize the states full recycling potential, Michigan has come a long way since 1976, when the era of recycling started. Here are the highlights:

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