Techniques, initiatives, education and planning
Autumn Sands started working for Barfly Ventures as a bartender and created her role as sustainability manager two years later.
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
Department of Public Works hopes to build a sustainable business park that will allow reuse of high-value items among incoming refuse.
(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
Michigan officials said the state's investigation into the old disposal of tannery waste by Wolverine Worldwide has expanded. Read More
Wolverine Worldwide expects to spend about $3 million this year dealing with chemicals at its former dump sites in the area. Read More
A Florida-based provider of reusable container solutions has acquired a long-time family owned business that reconditions and recycles industrial drums. Read More
Woodland to recycle 90 percent of Sears buildings, welcome upscale tenants.
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
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
Test results show well water is safe to drink at a number of Wolverine Worldwide’s old dump sites in the area. Read More