DEQ and Governor’s Recycling Council announces Recycle by Design Michigan Challenge placed “on hold”

The Michigan DEQ and the Governor’s Recycling Council (GRC) have announced that Recycle by Design Michigan, the team challenge first introduced at the 2015 Governor’s Recycling Summit to develop innovative strategies to increase the state’s residential recycling rate has been put “on hold.” The challenge, which was intended to formally kick off last month, has been one of the key initiatives of Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to double residential recycling in Michigan.

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Recycle by Design provides a framework for initiating a "challenge" that engages and incentivizes local and regional public-private partnership teams to accelerate "outside the box" strategies that increase recycling. Challenges facilitate a heightened awareness leading towards the effective capture and reuse of valuable materials circulating through the waste stream by developing and implementing new project opportunities based on the introduction of global "best practices."

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