WMU takes leading role in recycling of fast food containers

KALAMAZOO—Imagine going to a fast food restaurant and not seeing a trashcan.

A recycle bin is the only thing you'll need.

That's the idea behind an effort to eventually allow all fast food containers, from cups to food boxes, to be readily recyclable after customers finish their meals. And Western Michigan University's Paper, Recycling and Coating Pilot Plants are playing a leading role. The plants have teamed up with Global Green and it's Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to bring the recycling effort to the fast food and packaging industries.

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