Earth Day
University of Michigan - Flint
Mott Community College
Kettering University

Earth Day Celebration 2018

College Recycling Challenge

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This year, only plastics are accepted. Bring accepted plastics to trailer bins on your respective campus. Mott, Baker, UM-Flint and Kettering all have a recycling bin for the challenge until early April.

To Participate

This year’s recycling challenge is not a competition, but rather an opportunity for students from each campus to work together to help alleviate the effects from the Flint water emergency. This year’s ‘challenge’ is to recycle as many plastic containers as possible, and to encourage more Flint residents to utilize the city’s existing, but not well known, curbside recycling program.

Join the Discussion

FUEL (Future Urban and Environmental Leaders), and BSU (Black Student Union) will be coordinating community discussions relating to the benefits of recycling and the effects on the local environment if plastics are not managed or recycled properly. These discussions will take place at the Sylvester Broome Center, Hispanic Technology Center, and the Birston Field House. Specific dates and times are yet to be determined, but it will be posted on FUEL’s website;


The final results of collected plastics will be announced at the Earth Day 2016 Celebration on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

What to recycle?

Clean Containers: Plastic Containers numbered 1 through 7 (NO Styrofoam or Plastic Bags)

Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors:

Republic Services
City of Flint
FUEL - Future Urban & Environmental Leaders
Baker College
University of Michigan - Flint
Kettering University
Mott Community College
February 22, 2018
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