Join the Michigan State University Surplus Store & Recycling Center and industry expert Kerrin O'Brien, executive director of the Michigan Recycling Coalition, for a discussion of why Michigan's solid waste policy matters to recycling, reuse and composting efforts statewide.
Learn about the state laws governing solid waste and find out about proposed changes that are currently being considered in state government. We'll talk about what's at stake, and how we can continue to move Michigan away from a landfill-centric model of waste management, toward a broader sustainable materials management framework.
Kerrin will discuss key pieces of Michigan's Solid Waste Law and highlight how a package of bills, currently being considered by the Regulatory Reform Committee of the Michigan Senate, would update the state’s waste management framework. SSRC's manager, Kris Jolley, will facilitate further conversation with Kerrin, and the audience will be invited to ask questions and share thoughts on the topic.
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About the MRC:
The MRC is a Lansing-based coalition that represents recycling and composting interests statewide. The Coalition, of which MSU SSRC is a member, was started almost 40 years ago by a group of passionate individuals who shared a vision to advance resource conservation issues. For more about the MRC, visit https://www.michiganrecycles.org/. For more about MRC's current advocacy work around Michigan's Solid Waste Law (Part 115 of Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act), please visit https://www.michiganrecycles.org/part-115-update/#forward.