This upscale resale boutique in Ferndale is good for your wallet and the planet
Earth Day is coming up this Friday, and one of the best ways to take care of our planet is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. So why not apply that idea to your wardrobe! We introduce you to Margaux and Max, an upscale resale boutique in downtown Ferndale that is shaking up the shopping experience.
Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Metro Detroit
Don’t fret: The end of Christmas can mean a new beginning for your Christmas tree through recycling. After the holidays are over, many cities offer pick up or drop off services for Christmas tree recycling. Here’s a list of some Christmas tree recycling options available to Metro Detroiters:Note: In order for a tree to be recycled, it must be bare of any decorations or accessories that are not naturally part of the tree. Royal OakResidents can leave undecorated Christmas trees at their curb for pick up during the first two weeks of January. If your city is not offering a Christmas tree recycling service, you may be able to drop off your natural tree at a local compost facility.
CEO of Recycle Ann Arbor discusses plans for new facility
ANN ARBOR – In mid-November, it was announced that Recycle Ann Arbor received significant investments to rebuild its materials sorting facility that had been closed since 2016. Recycle Ann Arbor came up with the rest in the largest-ever fundraising effort for the 40-year-old organization. CEO of Recycle Ann Arbor, Bryan Ukena, said the new state-of-the-art facility will eliminate the need to send the city’s recyclables across state lines. Recycle Ann Arbor will be using the shell of that building for its new facility, and will install all new equipment. The land is owned by the city, and Recycle Ann Arbor has a ground lease to lease the land and outer building.
Can I recycle that? Ann Arbor’s guide to best recycling practices
ANN ARBOR – We recently received a reader question about whether recycling placed in plastic bags actually gets recycled or ends up in the landfill. When it comes to recycling, it can be difficult to determine which materials should be recycled or what the best way to dispose of recyclable materials is. Plastic bags of any kind should not be recycled, said Ukena. Did you know that Recycle Ann Arbor also has a searchable recycle guide? Do you have a question about something in Ann Arbor?
Washtenaw County awarded record-breaking $1.6M from EGLE to expand recycling
Recipients include Ann Arbor Public Schools, Recycle Ann Arbor, city of Ypsilanti, Dexter Community Schools, Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority and Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority. The department’s support of new research, education and recycling activities in Washtenaw County comes as Michigan sees an increase in curbside recycling as residents work from home, according to a release from EGLE. In addition to the $1.58 million in Washtenaw County grants, EGLE will build on the state-wide Know It Before You Throw It recycling education campaign, which launched last year. Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) was awarded $458,370 to purchase sorting equipment and a new truck. Another goal of the Washtenaw County funding is to reduce the number of contaminated recyclables that end up in recycling bins by providing educational messaging.
Beverage industry invests $800K to revive Ann Arbor recycling facility
ANN ARBOR – Recycle Ann Arbor was selected by the American Beverage Association to receive an $800,000 investment under its Every Bottle Back initiative to rebuild and reopen the city’s shuttered recycling facility. The closure of the city’s Materials Recovery Facility in 2016 subsequently diverted the processing of recyclable materials -- including the industry’s 100% recyclable polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles --across state lines. “Local processing of recyclables brings a range of environmental, economic, and social benefits, creating a regional hub that will allow recycling to flourish,” Bryan Ukena, CEO of Recycle Ann Arbor said in a statement. Recycle Ann Arbor looks forward to bringing its 42 years of experience as a mission-based community recycler to the collaboration.”✉ Like what you’re reading? Overall, the beverage industry has committed to funding 11 initial projects like the reopening of the Ann Arbor recycling facility under Every Bottle Back to ensure its bottles are properly remade instead of polluting beaches, lakes or ending up in landfills.
SCRAP Creative Reuse hopes to keep doors open with Save Our SCRAP project
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – One Ann Arbor nonprofit is reaching out to the community to help to keep it afloat during the global health crisis. SCRAP Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization located in Ann Arbor dedicated to education on sustainability and recycling used materials. The drop in business inspired SCRAP Creative Reuse to open up the Save our SCRAP project, a Gofundme with a goal of $20,000. Saturday Aug. 29, SCRAP Creative Reuse will also be having a back-to-school sale with buy one get one free fill-a-bags, special deals for teachers, and discounts on school and office supplies. To donate visit the Save our SCRAP Gofundme, or visit the SCRAP Creative Reuse website for more information.
List: Organizations to donate your stockpile of cans, bottles to amid the pandemic
Those interested can drop off returnable cans and bottles at the police department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 30. Livingston County Animal ShelterThe Livingston County Animal Shelter is collecting cans and bottles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19-21 and May 26-29. Lapeer Paradise Animal RescueParadise Animal Rescue in Lapeer is accepting donations of empty bottles and cans anytime. Garden Citys Sports Venue Bar and GrillThe Sports Venue Bar and Grill in Garden City is collecting bottles and cans to donate proceeds to P.O.E.T Animal Rescue. Wyandotte Boat ClubThe Wyandotte Boat Club is accepting donations of cans and bottles on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 25.