recycling http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor's Materials Recovery Facility Could Serve As Model To Boost Recycling Across Michigan http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbors-materials-recovery-facility-could-serve-model-boost-recycling-across-michigan <div>Michigan's recycling rate falls well below the regional average. It stands at about 15-percent right now. &nbsp; Governor Rick Snyder wants to double the rate in the next two years. &nbsp;The head of the state's Department of Environmental Quality believes an Ann Arbor facility could play a role in boosting recycling across the state.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:19:31 +0000 Andrew Cluley 49137 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor's Materials Recovery Facility Could Serve As Model To Boost Recycling Across Michigan Ann Arbor Ready For Trash Created By University Of Michigan Students Moving http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-ready-trash-created-university-michigan-students-moving <p>As University of Michigan students prepare to leave town for the summer one common place to stop is the intersection of Oakland, East University, and Tappan.&nbsp; The city of Ann Arbor has once more set up dumpsters for bulk recycling and trash in the area.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:28:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45133 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Ready For Trash Created By University Of Michigan Students Moving Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling http://wemu.org/post/grants-help-communities-develop-recycling <div>The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Rick Snyder announced a plan this week to boost the state's residential recycling rate.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the proposals is producing more information about local recycling options. The funding from the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program will help local leaders do that.</span></div><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:27:47 +0000 Associated Press 44563 at http://wemu.org Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling Recycling Drop-off Station now accepting Textiles http://wemu.org/post/recycling-drop-station-now-accepting-textiles <p>Recycle Ann Arbor's Ellsworth Road drop-off station now accepts textiles, including clothing, curtains, bedding, towels, belts, shoes and soft toys. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.</strong></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:18:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 36480 at http://wemu.org Recycling Drop-off Station now accepting Textiles Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-waste-reduction-wcc <p>This week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU examines Washtenaw Community College's efforts to reduce, recycle, and now, compost.&nbsp; Our guest is WCC's Facilities Maintenance Manager, Barry Wilkens.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:26:17 +0000 David Fair 27588 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Waste Reduction at WCC Recycling Old Electronics http://wemu.org/post/recycling-old-electronics <p>With many people receiving new electronics over the holidays, the question becomes what to do with old devices. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the US. &nbsp;</p><p>If the item is still relatively new, it is possible to sell the item on eBay or elsewhere. But, environmentalists hope that the old items won’t just end up in the trash.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:04:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 23956 at http://wemu.org Recycling Old Electronics