The mission of the Copper Country Recycling Initiative (CCRI) is to work toward a Zero Waste System, envisioning a community that not only recycles but creates less waste in our everyday lives.
This includes reducing consumption, buying in bulk, avoiding packaging, purchasing items made with recycled materials, donating items for reuse, educating the community on environmental stewardship and envisioning our trash as a resource.
CCRI has partnered with businesses, organizations and local governmental agencies to promote recycling in our area.
Houghton County BOC
Cities of Houghton and Hancock
MTU SDH, Sustainability Demonstration House
MTU faculty: Dr. Siegel, Dr. Wellstead, Dr. Winkler
MTU CSEO, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
MTU office of Resilience and Sustainability
LSSI, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Area businesses (supporters of our cardboard recycling):
Down Wind Sports
Rhythm Bike & Board Co.
Dan Riutta Contracting & Sales
Cross Country Sports
Good Times Music
Blue Terra Energy
The Print Shop
BHK Child Development Board
Manderfield Plumbing, Heating & Electric
State Wide Real Estate – Kevin Liimatta
Keweenaw Brewing Company
\Portage Lake District Library
Keweenaw Food Co-op
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Keweenaw Kountry Store