Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive expanding recycling in state government

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Wednesday that will improve and expand recycling efforts in Michigan, according to the governor's office.

Over the recent years, the state has made an effort to establish a plan for tracking and improving recycling and waste management practices in state facilities, according to the governor's office.

The office said these efforts have increased the number of materials recycled by the state, grew the state's recycling and waste management data and produced a framework for state agencies to meet their individual recycling needs.

“When we implement more sustainable practices like recycling in state government, we can create jobs, combat climate change, and protect public health,” said Governor Whitmer. “This executive directive will help us solidify our state as a bold leader in sustainability and environmental protection.”

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) will coordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of this directive, according to the governor's office.

DTMB will also review the current status of the state's recycling program and identify and develop policies and procedure to expand and improve upon the program and its utilization by state employees, according to the office.

The directive will go into effect immediately upon filing.

To view the directive, click here.

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