9-17-19 Michigan Chemistry Council Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Recycling Leadership

LANSING, MI, September 17th – The Michigan Chemistry Council today applauded Governor Whitmer for signing an executive directive to expand recycling efforts within state government.

“The business of chemistry is committed to a sustainable environment and a circular economy, particularly for valuable plastics materials,” said Michigan Chemistry Council Executive Director John Dulmes. “Our industry has set the ambitious goal that 100% of plastics packaging is re-used, recycled, or recovered by 2040, and is working with many partners to make this a reality.” 

“We appreciate Governor Whitmer’s actions to ensure that state government is doing everything it can to lead the way on improving recycling rates and reducing contamination. Together with the state’s new recycling education campaign, this directive will help protect our environment and boost our economy.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s fifth-largest manufacturing sector, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.