Sustainability

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Grocery delivery company expands reach

November 20, 2017
A local company that delivers organic groceries is expanding its service to metro Detroit. Read More

Self-taught woman teaches Barfly a lesson

Autumn Sands started working for Barfly Ventures as a bartender and created her role as sustainability manager two years later.

November 17, 2017
After eight years of working as a bartender, Autumn Sands said she couldn’t help feeling guilty about the amount of non-biodegradable materials she contributed to landfills. Read More

County eyes 90 percent waste reduction

Department of Public Works hopes to build a sustainable business park that will allow reuse of high-value items among incoming refuse.

November 17, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kent County Department of Public Works is creating a plan to reduce landfill waste by 90 percent by 2030. Read More

Q&A: Tammy Helminski

November 14, 2017
Tammy Helminski is a partner at the national law firm of Barnes & Thornburg, practicing environmental law out of its Grand Rapids office. Read More

State expands investigation into Wolverine Worldwide waste disposal

November 14, 2017
| By AP
Michigan officials said the state's investigation into the old disposal of tannery waste by Wolverine Worldwide has expanded. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide spending $3M to deal with dump sites

November 9, 2017
| By AP
Wolverine Worldwide expects to spend about $3 million this year dealing with chemicals at its former dump sites in the area. Read More

Long-time industrial barrel supplier sells business

November 8, 2017
A Florida-based provider of reusable container solutions has acquired a long-time family owned business that reconditions and recycles industrial drums. Read More

Mall work backs sustainability

Woodland to recycle 90 percent of Sears buildings, welcome upscale tenants.

November 3, 2017
Woodland Mall is entering a new phase of redevelopment. The demolition of the old Sears buildings and the anchoring of a new upscale retailer are expected to lay the foundation for future tenants. In addition to enhancing the mall, owner PREIT plans to divert about 90 percent of crushed concrete toward recycling. Read More

EPA signs off on $46M plan to clean up Kalamazoo River

November 3, 2017
| By AP
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a five-year, $46-million plan to clean up a stretch of the Kalamazoo River that's contaminated from past paper production. Read More

Tests show safe water at old Wolverine Worldwide waste sites

October 25, 2017
Test results show well water is safe to drink at a number of Wolverine Worldwide’s old dump sites in the area. Read More