Michigan leaders support recycling programs, but struggle to implement

May 14, 2022 Mlive

Leaders of Michigan communities both large and small overwhelmingly agree recycling remains important, but they face challenges to implement recycling programs for their residents.

A recent University of Michigan public policy survey showed widespread support among community leaders for offering recycling services for both environmental and economic benefits, yet respondents said they often encounter difficulties launching those programs. Struggles often are tied to costs, improper recycling practices, and unknown end markets for recycled materials, according to the survey.