The state of Michigan has an average recycling rate of 15% as the Western U.P stands at 5%–making it one of the lowest in the nation.
Local groups like the Copper Country Initiative Task Force are looking to mend that gap with the help of local school teachers.
“Hopefully those bags of trash are going to weigh less because students will now be using both sides of the piece of paper,” said workshop director, Joan Chadde. “Maybe they’ll actually be composing food waste out of the cafeteria.”
Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Aleah Hordges.