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Partnership Powers Progress: June Impact Report 2019

  Check out our June 2019 Impact Report and learn about the $73 million in value we have delivered to transform recycling for good. See how we are working together with communities, our funding partners, and the industry to drive change coast to coast and create a stronger economy, healthier p[...]

Download Our 2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual 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. “Day to day, we’re always looking fo[...]

Regional Recycling Impact Workshop

The Recycling Partnership and NERC present the 2019 Regional Recycling Impact Workshop Harness the power of your program through tools for fighting contamination, education and outreach, and harmonizing your message to create a stronger recycling system throughout the 11-state region.   The North[...]

The Recycling Partnership Announces First-Ever U.S. Circular Economy Roadmap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New “Bridge to Circularity” Report Calls for $500 Million by 2025 to Transform the U.S. Recycling System Report Emphasizes Need for Creating New Pathways to Recyclability, Unlocking Post-Consumer Material Supply, and Crafting Bold, Transformative Policies Supported by Cut[...]

MRFshed Report

How likely is it that neighboring communities using the same MRF are talking to their residents about recyclable materials in the same way? As this new report prepared by The Recycling Partnership highlights, not very likely. What are the chances that a community will have easy-to-find recycling i[...]

Download: State of Curbside Report

The 2016 State of Curbside Report is a snapshot of the performance of curbside recycling programs in a number of key communities across the U.S. Over 400 cities were profiled to understand key recycling program attributes and to evaluate their performance in recovering household recyclables at t[...]

State of Curbside Report 2020

The 2020 State of Curbside Recycling report calls for these clear, integrated strategies: Substantially greater support of community recycling programs with capital funding, technical assistance, and efforts to strengthen and grow local political commitment to recycling services. New and enhanced s[...]

Annual Report 2017

Check out what we’ve been up to this past year. Highlights of our 2017 Annual Report include: a breakdown of our three biggest city projects, updated metrics, and an impressive, ever-expanding list of our awesome funders who want to create healthier communities across the country through improved [...]

Downloadable Report: Start at the Cart

To make truly informed decisions about improving a municipal program, local leaders would be wise to systematically analyze what is (and isn’t) ending up in recycling receptacles at the individual household level. Case studies from three cities help illustrate the method.

National Sword: What is it and how will it impact my program?

This webinar, hosted by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration and resident National Sword expert Dylan de Thomas, gives a critical update on what China’s scrap ban and customs enforcement actions are and where it came from. It also covers the potential impact on markets, M[...]

Press Release: Guidance Issued on MRF Contracts for Local Governments

Best Management Practices report helps local recycling programs achieve long-term success Falls Church, Va. (June 24, 2020) – The contract between a local recycling program and a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is one of the most impactful legal documents in the U.S. public recycling system. That[...]

It’s Official: Municipal Measurement Program Launched

(Falls Church, VA) On January 7, 2019, Re-TRAC Connect and The Recycling Partnership officially launched Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) to harmonize the measurement of material management programs and to provide municipalities with decision-making tools that can improve recycling program perfor[...]

Tackling Contamination – Say What You Want

By Elizabeth Schussler, Sr Dir Social Change, Behavior and Impact Trying to fight contamination in your local recycling program? Ask specifically for what you want (or don’t want). Our research shows that much of contamination can be solved by telling residents exactly how to recycle properly. (Wa[...]

Niagara Bottling Joins The Recycling Partnership

Niagara Bottling, a driving force in packaging innovation joins The Recycling Partnership to help the rapidly growing nonprofit transform recycling in states, cities and communities across the country. By supporting The Recycling Partnership’s recycling solutions, Niagara Bottling along with 38 [...]

Harmonized Recycling

by Jill Martin, Recycling Today Simplified communication decreases contamination and confusion among residents while increasing the capture rate for curbside recyclables. Imagine trying to take a train, subway or bus system across a city where the signage, names and colors of the routes are inconsis[...]

Article: Setting Up A Systems Solution

This article, co-written by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Senior Manager Trina Matta, was originally published in Resource Recycling on June 29, 2017. Late last year, The Recycling Partnership and Sustainabl[...]

Residential Curbside Recycling Cart Grant

The Recycling Partnership’s Residential Curbside Recycling Cart Grant Program was updated in the spring of 2019 to offer more funding and greater flexibility to support curbside recycling in communities of all sizes across the United States.  This grant program presents communities with the oppor[...]

Jason Hale: “How We’re Fixing a Broken System”

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s former VP of Communications and recycling legend Jason Hale, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. The Recycling Partnership: How We’re Fixing a Broken System This is the third in a three-part series from The Recycling Partn[...]

Waste360: Corporations to Revitalize Plastics Market

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has a new plan to increase demand for recyclable plastics in North America, and with help from The Recycling Partnership, it is calling upon manufacturers and retailers to make it work. Companies joining the Recycle Demand Champions initiativewill instruct[...]

Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here’s how it plans to deliver

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Atlanta (CNN Business) – Early last year, Coca-Cola set an ambitious goal for itself: Collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells by 2030. The company has committed to making its bottles and cans out of at least 50% recycled materi[...]

What Business Wants

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Companies want to be seen as doing good for their community and the world. Charities can help — and benefit. By Megan O’Neil Keefe Harrison aspired to a life as a field biologist. In her late teens and 20s, she tagged sea turtles[...]

Op-ed: “Global Solutions, Local Scale”

Global Solutions, Local Scale: Recycling Efforts Show Promising Path for Climate Action This op-ed written by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison was originally published by CityFix on Aug. 10, 2017.  Now that cities can no longer rely on the U.S. federal government to take serious action on the global [...]

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

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 th[...]

Op-ed: The Intersection of Profit and Purpose

The following op-ed was penned by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison and published by The Philanthropy Journal on December 18, 2017. Read the original piece here. While society has historically relied on government and nonprofits to create solutions for our largest challenges like hunger, social injusti[...]

WWF Champions Sustainable Materials Management

This press release was originally published by the World Wildlife Fund on June 12, 2017. World Wildlife Fund Convenes Organizations to Enable A Global Market For Sustainable Materials Management World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enabl[...]

Can Recycling Bounce Back?

This article originally appeared on CityLab.com. NICOLE JAVORSKY Times have been hard for U.S. recycling since China tightened its contamination standards, and local programs are trying to adjust. “This facility is our version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” That’s how Eileen Ka[...]

Start at the Cart

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Resource Recycling magazine. by Cody Marshall and McKenna Morrigan How do you get people to recycle more? What does it take to reduce contamination? How much more high-value recyclable material can be captured through curbside programs? Now[...]

Blog: A Corporate Perspective Turned Inside Out

Featuring Sarah Dearman and Steph Kersten-Johnston We’ve recently welcomed two new staff members who have joined us from the corporate world: Sarah Dearman, formerly Sustainable Packaging Program Director at Coca-Cola North America, is now our new VP of New Ventures; Steph Kersten-Johnston, forme[...]

The 2017 Costs of Contamination MRF Working Group Survey

In mid-2017, The Recycling Partnership surveyed its MRF Working Group to identify top contaminants and their impact at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) level. In gathering data using a matrix [Appendix 1], the surveyed group members provided detail on Labor; Facility Down Time; Disposal; Equipm[...]

How to Use the GHG Calculator

by Tricia Tiedt What are we wasting for? See how much greenhouse gas (GHG) equivalents you could be saving with our newest interactive online tool. By inputting your community’s households, collection data, and participation rate, the GHG Calculator estimates the tonnage of recyclables and related[...]

Press Release: 2017 RRC Grants Announced

Industry Collaboration Delivers More Than $80,000 For Recycling Education Grants Today, The Recycling Partnership announced the recipients of its Steve Thompson Memorial Education Grants program to bring more than 50 recycling professionals from across the U.S. to Minneapolis for the 2017 Resource R[...]

Coastal Community Recycling Grant

We are not currently accepting applications for this grant program. Marine debris is a global crisis for our waterways and oceans and an imminent concern for communities and industries. By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more marine debris than fish in our ocean and 80 percent of marine deb[...]

A Tribute to Steve Thompson a True Leader

We are saddened to report Steve Thompson died suddenly last week. Steve was a recycling champion, a mentor to many, a member of our family for more than a decade as Executive Director, and an intensely valued friend to the industry. Steve held a vision for improved recycling and his leadership, thro[...]

Americans Strongly Believe in Recycling

Congressional Webinar: Recycling 101 & Impacts of COVID-19 New survey data from The Recycling Partnership and SWNS confirms that 85% of Americans strongly believe in recycling. This is especially timely as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on communities and recycling busines[...]

Bridge to Circularity

It’s time to develop a circular economy for packaging in the U.S. We’re launching several new initiatives to start building the Bridge to Circularity, including Recycling 2.0 – an opportunity for all stakeholders to collaborate to develop the recycling system of the future.

Download our Behavior Change Review

Once a program has successfully motivated behavior change, the question becomes, will the new behavior stick? If not, how long will it last before the program should reach out again? This is a challenging question to answer, as few programs do long-term evaluations, and ultimately, it is dependent o[...]

China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

This story originally appeared in The Washington Post By Mary Esch | AP May 18 ALBANY, N.Y. — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expan[...]

Read Our Series in Sustainable Brands

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. Half of a Half Equals a Whole Lot of Potential This is the first in a three-part series from The Recycling Partnership on collaborating to drive [...]

Article: “All the ways recycling is broken—and how to fix them”

This article was originally published by Fast Company on April 4, 2019. To read the original, click here. You may throw a plastic container in the recycling bin and assume it’s going to easily become a new item. But every step of our recycling system—from product design to collection to sorting[...]

Tips for Working Remotely – Our Team Members’ Tips, Hacks & Tricks

If you’re one of the many Americans who have recently found themselves working from home, you may be finding some difficulty adjusting to the new norm of social distancing from your in-home or makeshift office. With employees across more than 14 states, The Recycling Partnership is accustomed to r[...]

Blog: Our future depends on our actions. So, what are we wasting for?

By The Recycling Partnership Team We live on a planet that is well known for having finite resources (and yes, some renewable ones, many of which we’re depleting at a rate that surpasses the rate of replacement).  If we keep buying things that are made out of these finite and depleting resources,[...]

Watch: “Recycling – Video Games”

Part of The Partnership’s “It’s All You” campaign for the City of Chicago, this video shows adults and kids alike how everyday recycling can make a big impact – like saving the world.

Hale: “You’re Not in it Alone, So Why Go it Alone?”

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s former VP of Communications and recycling legend Jason Hale, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. A Circular Economy: You’re Not in It Alone, So Why Go It Alone? This is the second in a three-part series from The Recycling [...]

Companies Try Boosting Demand for Recycled Plastics

This article was originally published by Bloomberg on Nov. 29, 2017. The economics of plastic recycling have suddenly been upended, thanks to a Chinese import ban and cheap U.S. oil used to make virgin plastic. That’s made recycled plastic suddenly more expensive than virgin plastic and made it mo[...]

Sonoco Partners With The Recycling Partnership

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 gr[...]

Massachusetts Tackles Contamination with Partnership

This article was originally published by Waste360 on May 23, 2017. Massachusetts Takes A Lead from The Recycling Partnership to Stem Contamination Most residents believed they understood the rules, as surveys showed. But when DEP tested that theory it saw a huge gap between people’s perception of [...]

Heineken USA Blog: A Win For Recycling

This article originally appeared on Heineken USA’s blog on Aug. 2, 2017.  To the great people of Europe: thanks for sharing! Teams from the top soccer leagues in the world touched down in the U.S. this summer for the fifth installment of the International Champions Cup and the competition was[...]

Webinar: A COVID-19 Industry Update from The Recycling Partnership

On Wednesday, May 27, The Recycling Partnership hosted a follow-up webinar with industry experts to answer the important question: What are on-the-ground impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on recycling operations and workers? The supply chain and solid waste have both been deemed essential work i[...]

Resource Recycling Op-ed: Where it’s At

The following op-ed was penned by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and was originally published by Resource Recycling. Read the original article here. For a long time, the story of recycling has been purported to be simple – you just have to do X and i[...]

Blog: There’s no time to be timid

Greetings from Abu Dhabi. As the 2019 World Ocean Summit wraps up, and I prepare to head home, I’ve settled on my mantra for the year: There’s no time to be timid. Warming waters. Acidification. Marine debris. The ocean is the pulse of our planet and it needs our help.  We know that climate ch[...]

ExxonMobil Joins The Recycling Partnership with $1.5 Million Commitment

Global leader ExxonMobil is the first energy company to join The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling for good in hundreds of communities across the country. Through support and collaboration, ExxonMobil, along with 34[...]

Partnership Powers Progress: June Impact Report 2019

  Check out our June 2019 Impact Report and learn about the $73 million in value we have delivered to transform recycling for good. See how we are working together with communities, our funding partners, and the industry to drive change coast to coast and create a stronger economy, healthier p[...]

Download Our 2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual 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. “Day to day, we’re always looking fo[...]

Regional Recycling Impact Workshop

The Recycling Partnership and NERC present the 2019 Regional Recycling Impact Workshop Harness the power of your program through tools for fighting contamination, education and outreach, and harmonizing your message to create a stronger recycling system throughout the 11-state region.   The North[...]

The Recycling Partnership Announces First-Ever U.S. Circular Economy Roadmap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New “Bridge to Circularity” Report Calls for $500 Million by 2025 to Transform the U.S. Recycling System Report Emphasizes Need for Creating New Pathways to Recyclability, Unlocking Post-Consumer Material Supply, and Crafting Bold, Transformative Policies Supported by Cut[...]

State of Curbside Report 2020

The 2020 State of Curbside Recycling report calls for these clear, integrated strategies: Substantially greater support of community recycling programs with capital funding, technical assistance, and efforts to strengthen and grow local political commitment to recycling services. New and enhanced s[...]

Annual Report 2017

Check out what we’ve been up to this past year. Highlights of our 2017 Annual Report include: a breakdown of our three biggest city projects, updated metrics, and an impressive, ever-expanding list of our awesome funders who want to create healthier communities across the country through improved [...]

Press Release: Guidance Issued on MRF Contracts for Local Governments

Best Management Practices report helps local recycling programs achieve long-term success Falls Church, Va. (June 24, 2020) – The contract between a local recycling program and a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is one of the most impactful legal documents in the U.S. public recycling system. That[...]

It’s Official: Municipal Measurement Program Launched

(Falls Church, VA) On January 7, 2019, Re-TRAC Connect and The Recycling Partnership officially launched Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) to harmonize the measurement of material management programs and to provide municipalities with decision-making tools that can improve recycling program perfor[...]

Niagara Bottling Joins The Recycling Partnership

Niagara Bottling, a driving force in packaging innovation joins The Recycling Partnership to help the rapidly growing nonprofit transform recycling in states, cities and communities across the country. By supporting The Recycling Partnership’s recycling solutions, Niagara Bottling along with 38 [...]

Harmonized Recycling

by Jill Martin, Recycling Today Simplified communication decreases contamination and confusion among residents while increasing the capture rate for curbside recyclables. Imagine trying to take a train, subway or bus system across a city where the signage, names and colors of the routes are inconsis[...]

Waste360: Corporations to Revitalize Plastics Market

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has a new plan to increase demand for recyclable plastics in North America, and with help from The Recycling Partnership, it is calling upon manufacturers and retailers to make it work. Companies joining the Recycle Demand Champions initiativewill instruct[...]

Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here’s how it plans to deliver

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Atlanta (CNN Business) – Early last year, Coca-Cola set an ambitious goal for itself: Collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells by 2030. The company has committed to making its bottles and cans out of at least 50% recycled materi[...]

What Business Wants

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Companies want to be seen as doing good for their community and the world. Charities can help — and benefit. By Megan O’Neil Keefe Harrison aspired to a life as a field biologist. In her late teens and 20s, she tagged sea turtles[...]

Op-ed: “Global Solutions, Local Scale”

Global Solutions, Local Scale: Recycling Efforts Show Promising Path for Climate Action This op-ed written by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison was originally published by CityFix on Aug. 10, 2017.  Now that cities can no longer rely on the U.S. federal government to take serious action on the global [...]

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

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 th[...]

Op-ed: The Intersection of Profit and Purpose

The following op-ed was penned by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison and published by The Philanthropy Journal on December 18, 2017. Read the original piece here. While society has historically relied on government and nonprofits to create solutions for our largest challenges like hunger, social injusti[...]

WWF Champions Sustainable Materials Management

This press release was originally published by the World Wildlife Fund on June 12, 2017. World Wildlife Fund Convenes Organizations to Enable A Global Market For Sustainable Materials Management World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enabl[...]

Can Recycling Bounce Back?

This article originally appeared on CityLab.com. NICOLE JAVORSKY Times have been hard for U.S. recycling since China tightened its contamination standards, and local programs are trying to adjust. “This facility is our version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” That’s how Eileen Ka[...]

Start at the Cart

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Resource Recycling magazine. by Cody Marshall and McKenna Morrigan How do you get people to recycle more? What does it take to reduce contamination? How much more high-value recyclable material can be captured through curbside programs? Now[...]

The 2017 Costs of Contamination MRF Working Group Survey

In mid-2017, The Recycling Partnership surveyed its MRF Working Group to identify top contaminants and their impact at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) level. In gathering data using a matrix [Appendix 1], the surveyed group members provided detail on Labor; Facility Down Time; Disposal; Equipm[...]

Press Release: 2017 RRC Grants Announced

Industry Collaboration Delivers More Than $80,000 For Recycling Education Grants Today, The Recycling Partnership announced the recipients of its Steve Thompson Memorial Education Grants program to bring more than 50 recycling professionals from across the U.S. to Minneapolis for the 2017 Resource R[...]

Coastal Community Recycling Grant

We are not currently accepting applications for this grant program. Marine debris is a global crisis for our waterways and oceans and an imminent concern for communities and industries. By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more marine debris than fish in our ocean and 80 percent of marine deb[...]

A Tribute to Steve Thompson a True Leader

We are saddened to report Steve Thompson died suddenly last week. Steve was a recycling champion, a mentor to many, a member of our family for more than a decade as Executive Director, and an intensely valued friend to the industry. Steve held a vision for improved recycling and his leadership, thro[...]

Americans Strongly Believe in Recycling

Congressional Webinar: Recycling 101 & Impacts of COVID-19 New survey data from The Recycling Partnership and SWNS confirms that 85% of Americans strongly believe in recycling. This is especially timely as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on communities and recycling busines[...]

Bridge to Circularity

It’s time to develop a circular economy for packaging in the U.S. We’re launching several new initiatives to start building the Bridge to Circularity, including Recycling 2.0 – an opportunity for all stakeholders to collaborate to develop the recycling system of the future.

China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

This story originally appeared in The Washington Post By Mary Esch | AP May 18 ALBANY, N.Y. — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expan[...]

Article: “All the ways recycling is broken—and how to fix them”

This article was originally published by Fast Company on April 4, 2019. To read the original, click here. You may throw a plastic container in the recycling bin and assume it’s going to easily become a new item. But every step of our recycling system—from product design to collection to sorting[...]

Blog: Our future depends on our actions. So, what are we wasting for?

By The Recycling Partnership Team We live on a planet that is well known for having finite resources (and yes, some renewable ones, many of which we’re depleting at a rate that surpasses the rate of replacement).  If we keep buying things that are made out of these finite and depleting resources,[...]

Watch: “Recycling – Video Games”

Part of The Partnership’s “It’s All You” campaign for the City of Chicago, this video shows adults and kids alike how everyday recycling can make a big impact – like saving the world.

Sonoco Partners With The Recycling Partnership

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 gr[...]

Massachusetts Tackles Contamination with Partnership

This article was originally published by Waste360 on May 23, 2017. Massachusetts Takes A Lead from The Recycling Partnership to Stem Contamination Most residents believed they understood the rules, as surveys showed. But when DEP tested that theory it saw a huge gap between people’s perception of [...]

Heineken USA Blog: A Win For Recycling

This article originally appeared on Heineken USA’s blog on Aug. 2, 2017.  To the great people of Europe: thanks for sharing! Teams from the top soccer leagues in the world touched down in the U.S. this summer for the fifth installment of the International Champions Cup and the competition was[...]

Webinar: A COVID-19 Industry Update from The Recycling Partnership

On Wednesday, May 27, The Recycling Partnership hosted a follow-up webinar with industry experts to answer the important question: What are on-the-ground impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on recycling operations and workers? The supply chain and solid waste have both been deemed essential work i[...]

Resource Recycling Op-ed: Where it’s At

The following op-ed was penned by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and was originally published by Resource Recycling. Read the original article here. For a long time, the story of recycling has been purported to be simple – you just have to do X and i[...]

ExxonMobil Joins The Recycling Partnership with $1.5 Million Commitment

Global leader ExxonMobil is the first energy company to join The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling for good in hundreds of communities across the country. Through support and collaboration, ExxonMobil, along with 34[...]

Tackling Contamination – Say What You Want

By Elizabeth Schussler, Sr Dir Social Change, Behavior and Impact Trying to fight contamination in your local recycling program? Ask specifically for what you want (or don’t want). Our research shows that much of contamination can be solved by telling residents exactly how to recycle properly. (Wa[...]

Article: Setting Up A Systems Solution

This article, co-written by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Senior Manager Trina Matta, was originally published in Resource Recycling on June 29, 2017. Late last year, The Recycling Partnership and Sustainabl[...]

Jason Hale: “How We’re Fixing a Broken System”

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s former VP of Communications and recycling legend Jason Hale, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. The Recycling Partnership: How We’re Fixing a Broken System This is the third in a three-part series from The Recycling Partn[...]

Blog: A Corporate Perspective Turned Inside Out

Featuring Sarah Dearman and Steph Kersten-Johnston We’ve recently welcomed two new staff members who have joined us from the corporate world: Sarah Dearman, formerly Sustainable Packaging Program Director at Coca-Cola North America, is now our new VP of New Ventures; Steph Kersten-Johnston, forme[...]

Read Our Series in Sustainable Brands

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. Half of a Half Equals a Whole Lot of Potential This is the first in a three-part series from The Recycling Partnership on collaborating to drive [...]

Hale: “You’re Not in it Alone, So Why Go it Alone?”

This article, written by The Recycling Partnership’s former VP of Communications and recycling legend Jason Hale, was originally published by Sustainable Brands. A Circular Economy: You’re Not in It Alone, So Why Go It Alone? This is the second in a three-part series from The Recycling [...]

Companies Try Boosting Demand for Recycled Plastics

This article was originally published by Bloomberg on Nov. 29, 2017. The economics of plastic recycling have suddenly been upended, thanks to a Chinese import ban and cheap U.S. oil used to make virgin plastic. That’s made recycled plastic suddenly more expensive than virgin plastic and made it mo[...]

Blog: There’s no time to be timid

Greetings from Abu Dhabi. As the 2019 World Ocean Summit wraps up, and I prepare to head home, I’ve settled on my mantra for the year: There’s no time to be timid. Warming waters. Acidification. Marine debris. The ocean is the pulse of our planet and it needs our help.  We know that climate ch[...]

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