Green Detroit

I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of Recy-clean in Detroit and also founder of Michigan Green Safe Products. From what I understand, Recy-clean came into being when recycling was illegal in Detroit due to the fact that recycling was in direct competition with the incinerator. They had to get the laws changed in order to set up shop. Curbside recycling remains illegal but Recy-clean is on the job. In the meantime, they have set up shop to sell Michigan Green Safe Products, which include biodegradable cutlery, cups, plates, cleaning products, and paper products.

3 Comments so far

  1. Alex (unregistered) on October 6th, 2007 @ 1:38 am

    Is it illegal or just not funded?

  2. the recycling people (unregistered) on October 7th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    Curbside Recycling is still ‘illegal.’ The Flow Control ordinance that is in place guarantees that all household waste in the City of Detroit must be taken to the Waste to Energy Faciilty (GDRRA) – Thereby making the operation of a curbside recycling program illegal. This ‘law’ was placed on the books during the planning and building stages of this facility in order to maximize the amount of waste going to the facility, which needs this waste, or ‘fuel’, to remain a viable waste option.

    If you have any other questions, please contact me at matt (at) recy-clean dot com.

  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    Matt, thank you so much for posting this information. Thank you for everything you do.

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