Sharply higher costs are putting strains on community recycling programs — even pushing some cities to send all of their waste to landfills instead. The problem is due in large part to the trade war with China, once the largest buyer of recyclable materials from the U.S. In January 2018, China imposed tariffs and bans on Americans’ waste materials like cardboard and plastics. That’s led to a steep drop in the price waste companies can get for raw recyclable materials. Recyclers have increased fees for processing cities’ waste to make up for those losses.
Counselors, administrators and students in Okemos, Williamston and Haslett report an increase in anxiety issues among high school students across the state and are working hard to educate students about mental illness.
A visit to the College of Communication Arts and Sciences topped the itinerary of Marc Lacey, national editor of The New York Times, who would spend the rest of his weekend in Detroit, meeting with 22 of the newspaper’s correspondents.
MSU Mastercard Fellow Gloria Nzeka and ComArtSci Dean Prabu David interviewed Lacey, asking about reportage of Africa, press responsibility, among other topics.