UPEC presents “Waste No More: New Legislation Points Toward Recycling in Michigan’s Future”

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Livestream Series “This Is It!” Presents: Waste No More: New Legislation Points Toward Recycling in Michigan’s Future. The stream will be on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. EDT via livestream on Facebook and Zoom.

Join the next Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) “This Is It!” livestream interactive conversation on Saturday, June 27 at 7 P.M., when we will be talking about new bipartisan legislation that could transform recycling and waste reduction in Michigan.

Horst Schmidt and Evan Zimmermann, president and vice president of UPEC, respectively, will host the livestream and present the latest news on Michigan’s waste problems, past and present, and a recent bipartisan legislative move to address them. They’ll be joined by Sean Hammond, the policy director at the Michigan Environmental Council, who will tell us what he has been working on during the past five years to change our waste to resources — bringing Michigan into the 21st century.

What is Michigan’s track record on recycling and waste reduction? Currently, Michigan recycles 15% of its waste and the rest goes to landfills, creating huge piles of toxic problems around the state, but big changes may be on the way. A series of bills now under consideration propose to reform landfill management, clarify local government responsibilities, and rapidly expand recycling from composting to reusing valuable materials. The Michigan House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held hearings and has voted to move the bills forward. Join us to find out more.

Our guest

Sean Hammond is policy director at Michigan Environmental Council. He grew up in Potterville, MI, received a degree in biology from Saginaw Valley State University, and was admitted to the Michigan State University College of Law.





Meeting ID: 896 5540 4715

Password: upec2020


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