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Recycling Initiative Plan For Fall Starting To Take Shape

Reginald Hardwick

Governor Rick Snyder plans to announce a new recycling initiative this fall. 

A group made up of the governor’s administration and various stakeholders wants Michigan to recycle more, and landfill less. The group wants to make recycling easier and more accessible to people across the state.

Legislation language is currently being drafted. Kerrin O’Brien is with the Michigan Recycling Coalition.

“So we’re really talking about a whole system of managing materials differently.” O'Brien says.

A potential new law would require counties to keep track of where their solid waste goes. Another would require counties to come up with a plan to reach a 30-percent recycling goal.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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