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New sustainable boating efforts

Fiberglass boat recycling

Mention “recycling” and most people think of aluminum cans, newspapers and other everyday items, but did you know a team of industry professionals are working on a Michigan solution to the global challenge of fiberglass recycling?

Want to help? Complete this online interest form to help us estimate how many fiberglass boats are ready to be recycled. At the same time, you can sign up for text updates and provide input.

Shrink-wrap recycling

Turn your boat shrink-wrap into something new, such as composite decking. Dr. Shrink, the Michigan Recycling Coalition, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Bay Area Recycling for Charities and Emmet County Recycling have partnered to help keep shrink-wrap out of landfills, and you can help:

  1. Complete and submit the registration form.
  2. Purchase your recycling bag(s) for a one-time fee of $7.
  3. Remove shrink-wrap, place in the bag and deliver to the nearest registered drop-off location (marina, storage, or recycling facility).