The case for more recycling of home construction materials

How might the state recycle more home construction materials, especially given the number of blighted homes here? Two Spartans, a researcher and a faculty member, discuss the challenges and benefits of a stronger effort.

August 23, 2016

By: Mark Bashore, Bashore@wkar.org, WKAR.org

How might the state recycle more home construction materials, especially given the number of blighted homes here? Two Spartans, a researcher and a faculty member, discuss the challenges and benefits of a stronger effort.

On this week’s Current State environmental segment, we talk recycling in Michigan. It’s a relevant issue in Michigan because of the removal of many blighted homes in Detroit, Flint and Lansing.

We talk with Lauren Ross, a researcher at the Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development who wrote a story about this topic recently for Bridge Magazine, and George Berghorn, an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Michigan State University. [Listen to CM Assistant Professor George Berghorn's interview with WKAR about Michigan recycling.]

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