governor rick snyder http://michiganradio.org en New statewide plan aims to improve recycling http://michiganradio.org/post/new-statewide-plan-aims-improve-recycling <p>Gov. Rick Snyder rolled out a new statewide recycling plan today in hopes of convincing more of us to recycle.</p><p>The governor and recycling activists say we can do a lot better when it comes to recycling.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, Michigan recycles about 15% of all reusable materials. That's way below the national average of 35%. And Michigan is seventh among the eight Great Lakes states in its recycling performance.</p><p>What are we losing by throwing out all that glass, plastic, metal and paper? And what's in the governor's plan to get us to recycle these materials?&nbsp;</p><p>We were joined by Kerrin O'Brien, executive director of the Michigan Recycling Coalition.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above. </em></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:29:58 +0000 Stateside Staff 17224 at http://michiganradio.org New statewide plan aims to improve recycling