Local Leaders Largely Support Community-Wide Recycling

March 28, 2023 Gongwer News Service

Local leaders reported positive attitudes toward recycling, supporting the current services they have or expressing a desire to bring recycling services to their communities, a recent report from the Michigan Public Policy Survey found. The report, run out of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, is the third in a series examining recycling in Michigan. Local leaders surveyed reported positive feelings overall regarding recycling, with 87 percent saying it could help protect Michigan's clean water, 77 percent saying it could decrease local litter and pollution, 56 percent saying it would address global climate change and 47 percent saying it could boost local economic development and job growth.