RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION

Working to influence policy and inform the public on how and why to reduce waste, and dependence on natural resources. We work to enhance the city's recycling infrastructure and educate the community on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

2020 Goals

  • Inform cohesive messaging for recycling and litter prevention

  • Propose a Sustainable Materials Management Plan for Detroit

  • City of Detroit Environmental Purchasing Policy

  • Create a policy for events of a certain size to be required to include waste reduction activities

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2020 Meetings

Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday at 2pm. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice.

SEPTEMBER 28 | OCTOBER 26

NOVEMBER 23 | NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

MEET THE TEAM

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Natalie Jakub, TRUE Advisor

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Green Living Science, Executive Director

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Kristin Shaw, LEED AP O+M

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WSP, Communications & Public Involvement Coordinator

NEWS + RECENT WORK

  • Resolution to support Event Waste Reduction passed by city council (2020)

  • Created and aired on local television and radio, a PSA to educate the public about anti-littering (2019)

  • Waste and Recycling goals and benchmarks resolutions passed by City Council (2018)

  • America Recycles Day – November 15th resolution passed (2018)

  • Created and aired on local television and radio, a PSA to educate the public about recycling (2018)

  • Janitorial contracts required to include recycling disposal in municipal buildings (2017)

  • Help facilitate recycling in several city buildings – Including all firehouses

  • Promoted recycling to garner 6% increase – Currently 31% participation

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