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The case for more recycling of home construction materials

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Michael Gaida
MSU researchers are looking into how materials recovered from demolition projects can be recycled.

How might the state recycle more home construction materials, especially given the number of blighted homes here? Two Spartans, a researcher and a faculty member, discuss the challenges and benefits of a stronger effort.

On this week’s Current State environmental segment, we talk recycling in Michigan. It’s a relevant issue in Michigan because of the removal of many blighted homes in Detroit, Flint and Lansing.

We talk with Lauren Ross, a researcher at the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development who wrote a story about this topic recently for Bridge Magazine, and George Berghorn, an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Michigan State University.

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