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Detroit Unveils New Sustainable Action Agenda

The city plans on spending $1 million to improve its recycling program.

Last week, Detroit unveiled its new Sustainable Action Agenda, announcing it plans to spend $1 million to improve its recycling program. This news comes on the heels of the state of Michigan’s announcement of a $2 million education campaign that aims to help boost the state’s recycling rate.

Under the new plan, which includes 43 actions aimed at improving the livelihood of residents, officials hope to add 16,000 additional single-family homes to its recycling program, as well as 1,500 multifamily and commercial buildings and 150 parks and bus stops, according to a Crain’s Detroit Business report.

Crain’s Detroit Business has more:

A $1 million push to beef up Detroit's recycling program is a key element of the city's new Sustainable Action Agenda, which officials unveiled Friday.

Led by the city's first Office of Sustainability, the agenda is the culmination of a yearlong data collection and engagement period that garnered input from 6,800 residents, according to the city. The recycling improvement plan will satisfy a small part of the agenda, which includes 43 actions aimed at improving the livelihood of residents.

Mayor Mike Duggan announced the initiative Friday afternoon during a media event at the Department of Public Works solid waste yard near the city's incinerator, which stopped burning trash in March but is still a transfer site for garbage headed to landfills.

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