New report slams Michigan recycling

A study released last week by the Michigan Recycling Partnership reveals that the state recycles less than the national average and significantly less than some of its neighbors. According to the Partnership, 20 percent of Michigan’s waste is recycled. The national average is 27 percent, with neighbors Minnesota and Indiana recycling 45 percent and 35 percent, respectively. Further, Detroit is one of only two of the nation’s 30 largest cities to not offer curbside recycling service.