Officials to look for recycling blunders; offending bins will be tagged

JULY 12, 2017 | By Angie Hilsman I Dartmouth Week
Next month, residents may notice their recycling hasn’t been picked up, but it won’t be because they forgot to roll out the bin. On August 7, town employees will begin an eight-week curbside engagement program on four of Dartmouth’s 10 collection routes, said Jason Hale, vice president of communications for The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit that is working with the town to improve the recycling system.

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Target Tackles “Branded Trash” with New Recycling Initiatives

JULY 7, 2017 I By Keefe Harrison I Triple Pundit
As the U.S. government pulls back from environmental advances, as evidenced by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, corporations are moving forward together to achieve sustainability goals by funding local and national recycling improvements.

Wise companies are hip to the reality that packaging that cannot be easily recycled becomes branded trash. Large retailers are tuning into the concept of a circular economy, which calls for companies to ensure that what they manufacture can be reused, renewed, or recycled. Recycling efforts are being made – company by company – across the country, which is a win-win for American manufacturing and the environment.

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The Recycling Partnership Teams Up with City of Chicago to Improve Recycling

JUNE 27, 2017 I CHICAGO – This summer and through the fall, The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate partner funding to improve curbside recycling systems in cities and town across the country, will be working with Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) to improve recycling in the city through the “It’s All You” public service and educational campaign.

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World Wildlife Fund Convenes Organizations to Enable a Global Market for Sustainable Materials Management

JUNE 12, 2017 I World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enable a global system of efficient materials management, creating markets that better the re-use of materials to reduce waste. Grounded in a framework of guiding principles, the Cascading Materials Vision convenes industry and other stakeholders to help every business and industry source secondary materials, those that have already been used at least once in some form, to protect their profits, the environment and the future wealth of our natural resources.

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The Recycling Partnership Announces Second Annual Resource Recycling Conference Grants

JUNE 9, 2017 I FALLS CHURCH, VA. – The Recycling Partnership, in association with Resource Recycling, Inc. is pleased to announce the second annual Steve Thompson Memorial Grant, giving free travel, accommodations and registration for the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference.

Recycling industry leader Steve Thompson was a committed recycling champion who worked tirelessly to move the industry forward and, for the second year in a row, The Recycling Partnership and Resource Recycling are honoring him and his life’s work by offering grants to recycling professionals.

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Recycling is in trouble — and it might be your fault

APRIL 20, 2017 I By Paul Singer I USA TODAY

“We work hard to keep glass in the system because it is an iconic recycled item,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of the Recycling Partnership, a non-profit committed to improving recycling programs nationwide. But “it has very minimal market value because it has to compete with sand,” which is the raw material glass is made from. Some municipalities have simply stopped collecting glass in their curbside recycling programs. Santa Fe overhauled its recycling program this month and said it would no longer collect glass from households. Residents are being asked to take their glass to four drop-off centers around the city.

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Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals

APRIL 18, 2017
Guests tell us they love to recycle, so as the first retailer to join The Recycling Partnership, we’ll make it easier by increasing access to the resources they need. One big example? Studies show just 53 percent of the U.S. population have recycling as a standard service, and even fewer have cart-based programs. Our investment will bring curbside recycling to more underserved communities—increasing recycling and making more recycled raw materials available for packaging.

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The Recycling Partnership Releases 2016 Annual Report

FALLS CHURCH, VA. April 18, 2017 – How do you create impact3? In its newly released 2016 Annual Report, national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership asks and answers that very question. The report highlights real-time benefits of the transformative organization’s work, focusing on year-on-year growth, systems solutions across the supply chain, and the multiplier effect that intelligently-deployed new infrastructure delivers.

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The Recycling Partnership Announces Opening of Latest Cart Grant Round

FALLS CHURCH, VA. April 4, 2017 – In its continued effort to overhaul the U.S. recycling system, The Recycling Partnership has just released its latest grant request for proposals (RFP). Geared specifically to help counties, municipalities, tribes and solid waste authorities with 4,000 or more households seeking to upgrade to cart-based curbside recycling collection, awardees will receive up to $7/cart in grant funding, tailored educational materials paired with a communications grant, and best in class technical assistance.

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Sonoco Partners with The Recycling Partnership

FALLS CHURCH, VA. March 21, 2017 – National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership proudly welcomes global packaging provider Sonoco as its newest funding partner. The two organizations are strongly aligned in their commitment to improving the world for people and communities through meaningful recovery of materials and reductions in greenhouse gases, energy and water use.

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