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  • This holiday season, focus on food waste reduction

    Every year, U.S. landfills and trash incinerators receive 167 million tons of garbage. >50% of typical municipal garbage set out at the curb is compostable. 21% is food scraps alone, 15% is paper/paperboard, 8% are yard trimmings, and 8% is wood waste.

    Each day in the U.S. approximately one pound of food per person is wasted.

    Today, it is estimated that 1/3 of ALL the food produced in the world goes to waste. This equals 103 million tons (81.4 billion pounds) of food waste generated in America in 2017, or between 30-40% of the food supply, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This means that either these products never leave the farm, get lost or spoiled during distribution, or are thrown away once purchased. This could be enough to feed every undernourished person ON THE PLANET.

    Reducing food waste would reduce the impact of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Michigan has a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and reducing food waste would help Michiganders reach this goal. Learn more at Michigan.gov/FoodWaste.

     

  • COVID-19 EGLE Information and Updates
  • Report Environmental Emergency 24/7; Call 800-292-4706

  • Need Environmental Assistance? Call 800-662-9278

  • EGLE FOIA Request Center

  • EGLE Calendar, Events and Training

  • EGLE Job Openings

  • Great Lakes Virtual PFAS Summit, Dec 6 - 10

    2021 Great Lakes PFAS Summit - December 6-10, 2021

    The goals of this virtual event are to provide the most current and reliable science and policy, facilitate information sharing, and explore current and future research topics related to PFAS.  

  • EGLE Classroom Website

    School's back in session! As students settle in for a new school year, EGLE is providing a variety of educational resources through its EGLE Classroom initiative that teachers and parents can use to supplement school lessons all year long.

     

  • Benton Harbor Drinking Water

  • A black and white farmhouse with the text concentrated animal feeding operation

  • Clean Water Public Advocate text with Clear Water bubbles

  • Land covered in rubble with the text 'contamination investigation'

  • Water flowing over a Dam. Link to EGLE's Dam Safety Program

  • Solar panels in a grassy field with a bright blue sky with the text 'energy'

  • White text on black background reading

  • A few gold coins stacked on top of dollars and text reading 'grants and loans'

  • An expansive lake with a lighthouse far in the distance and text reading 'great lakes high water'

  • A kitchen faucet running into a sample bottle with the text 'Laboratory'

  • A winter lake scene with fir trees covered in snow and the text reading 'Mi Environment'

  • A windmill and pink tulips in Holland, Michigan with text 'Mi Environment'

  • A silver kitchen faucet filling a class of water and the text 'Mi Lead Safe'

  • A green silhouette of Michigan over an image of a lake with the text 'Mi Waters'

  • A stack of text-heavy documents with the text 'Permits'

  • A black, red, and green molecule with the text 'PFAS Response'

  • The Recycling Raccoons squad with the text 'recycling'