March 11, 2021

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy gave several West Michigan institutions over $1.2 million in grants to encourage recycling.

Recipients include: 

  • The Kent County Department of Public Works was granted $199,000 to improve the quality and quantity of recycled glass and #5 plastics  

  • The city of Holland will receive $267,000 to transition from recycling bags to recycling carts

  • Goodwill Industries of West Michigan and Padnos Recycling and Scrap Management will receive a combined $200,000 to help people with criminal histories get certified in manufacturing and recycling. And the federal government is sending $820,000 to this effort

  • Innovakote West Michigan will receive $273,000 to expand its operations recycling manufacturing powder coating

  • Public Thread in Grand Rapids was granted $133,000 to continue upcycling efforts

  • The Materials Group in Rockford received $100,000 to improve recycling

  • The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum received $57,000

  • Calhoun County received $37,900

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