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Recycling Raccoons!

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy today announced the launch of Know It Before You Throw It, a first-ever statewide education campaign to better inform Michiganders on what can – and cannot – be recycled and how to recycle correctly.

EGLE’s goal is to promote awareness of cleaner recycling practices to reduce the amount of contaminated materials improperly going into recycling bins. The state also wants to double Michigan’s recycling rate to 30% by 2025 and ultimately reach 45% annually. Michigan’s current 15% recycling rate is the lowest in the Great Lakes region and ranks among the nation’s lowest.

The Know It Before You Throw It campaign launches as communities across Michigan and the U.S. are struggling with international market shifts, resulting in higher costs for some local governments that fail to meet new industrywide cleanliness standards for recyclable materials.

From L to R below: Carlos Cardboard, Precious Metale, Gladys Glass, Paper Mackay,Nyla P. Lastic, and Frank.

 For more information about the Michigan Recycling Programs you can visit the website recyclingraccoons.org or visit their twitter account for the latest updates https://twitter.com/recyclingsquad

 

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