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Polypropylene Recycling Grants for MRFs

The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition provides grants to Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) across the United States to improve and increase sortation of polypropylene and support targeted consumer education efforts. Polypropylene, sometimes referred to as No. 5 plastic, [...]

Joint Industry Statement: We Stand by Polypropylene

The following is a joint statement attributed to Steve Alexander, President, and CEO, The Association of Plastic Recyclers; Ron Gonen, CEO, Closed Loop Partners; Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, GreenBlue; And Keefe Harrison, CEO, The Recycling Partnership: (February 28, 2020) — With the [...]

Additional MRF Modernization Grants Signal System Progress for Polypropylene

With a new round of infrastructure grants underway, the work of The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition highlights an increasing number of recycling facilities investing in sorting and processing polypropylene, demonstrating the expanding commitment to this valuable material.[...]

Fifth Round of MRF Grants Spur Modernization, Impacting Millions Nationwide

A critical component to creating a circular system, one where used packaging can be made into recycled material again and again, is a healthy and efficient materials recovery facility (MRF) system. The Recycling Partnership’s Paying It Forward report estimates the U.S. needs to invest $3 billion t[...]

Blog: Moving at the Speed of Partnership

By Keefe Harrison (previously posted by Keefe on LinkedIn) My Recycling Partnership team has a term to describe units of time in the world of our company – it’s “Partnership Years” – sort of like “Dog Years” I suppose, only better, in that a lot of work and progress gets packed into a [...]

Small Town Residential Recycling Improvements Aid Big Changes for Environment

What do piles of bulky waste in residential Ohio, the shore towns in Atlantic County, New Jersey, and billboards in Indiana have in common? They’re all part of The Recycling Partnership’s work to enhance recycling in small and rural communities across the United States. Recycling should be possi[...]

By The Numbers Webinar: Unpacking the Data Behind Plastics Recycling

In October 2022, The Recycling Partnership kicked off By the Numbers, a new webinar series for industry stakeholders focused on current trends in the U.S. recycling system and a circular economy. The first webinar in this series was held on October 26 and unpacked the data behind plastics recycling[...]

Changing the Path Forward for Plastic

This article first appeared in GreenBiz By Juan Villar Mallagray & Samu Salo & Li Tu In response to the crisis, consumers and government regulators are putting pressure on companies to change the way they do business. Consumers want brands to use sustainable materials and some are willi[...]

The Recycling Partnership Releases Strategy for Improving U.S. Recycling

On America Recycles Day the nation’s leading recycling NGO issues 5-Point Plan to give Americans a better recycling system. Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2022 – The Recycling Partnership, a mission-driven NGO committed to advancing a circular economy by building a better recycling system, is a[...]

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[...]

Overcoming Recycling Challenges through Coalitions

When a package or material does not meet the criteria for recyclability (see page 23, Pathway to Circularity), companies are encouraged to take action. Coalitions can address the recycling challenges of today and consider solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. The Partnership currently leads thre[...]

New Circular Packaging Spotlight for a Few Familiar Formats

Solutions for recyclable packaging are not one-size-fits-all. From aluminum beverage cans to glass bottles, each specific packaging material and format has its own unique recycling benefits and challenges, like design features or sorting technology. But addressing complex problems in siloes won’t [...]

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[...]

Navigating the Pathway to Circularity for Product Protection

An exploration of circular solutions for foam packaging Packaging plays a critical role in protecting products — including everything from food to household goods – from being harmed during their journey from conveyor belts to household shelves. But to reach a truly circular economy in the U[...]

Case Study: Florence, AL

Project Type: Cart Rollout Total HH Served: 17,327 Projected New Tons/Year: 1,402 Year: 2014 In 2014, we partnered with Florence, AL – one of our inaugural cart communities – and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to roll out 65-gal. carts and establish a weekly collection cycle[...]

Joint Industry Statement: We Stand by Polypropylene

The following is a joint statement attributed to Steve Alexander, President, and CEO, The Association of Plastic Recyclers; Ron Gonen, CEO, Closed Loop Partners; Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, GreenBlue; And Keefe Harrison, CEO, The Recycling Partnership: (February 28, 2020) — With the [...]

Fifth Round of MRF Grants Spur Modernization, Impacting Millions Nationwide

A critical component to creating a circular system, one where used packaging can be made into recycled material again and again, is a healthy and efficient materials recovery facility (MRF) system. The Recycling Partnership’s Paying It Forward report estimates the U.S. needs to invest $3 billion t[...]

Blog: Moving at the Speed of Partnership

By Keefe Harrison (previously posted by Keefe on LinkedIn) My Recycling Partnership team has a term to describe units of time in the world of our company – it’s “Partnership Years” – sort of like “Dog Years” I suppose, only better, in that a lot of work and progress gets packed into a [...]

By The Numbers Webinar: Unpacking the Data Behind Plastics Recycling

In October 2022, The Recycling Partnership kicked off By the Numbers, a new webinar series for industry stakeholders focused on current trends in the U.S. recycling system and a circular economy. The first webinar in this series was held on October 26 and unpacked the data behind plastics recycling[...]

Changing the Path Forward for Plastic

This article first appeared in GreenBiz By Juan Villar Mallagray & Samu Salo & Li Tu In response to the crisis, consumers and government regulators are putting pressure on companies to change the way they do business. Consumers want brands to use sustainable materials and some are willi[...]

The Recycling Partnership Releases Strategy for Improving U.S. Recycling

On America Recycles Day the nation’s leading recycling NGO issues 5-Point Plan to give Americans a better recycling system. Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2022 – The Recycling Partnership, a mission-driven NGO committed to advancing a circular economy by building a better recycling system, is a[...]

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[...]

Fifth Round of MRF Grants Spur Modernization, Impacting Millions Nationwide

A critical component to creating a circular system, one where used packaging can be made into recycled material again and again, is a healthy and efficient materials recovery facility (MRF) system. The Recycling Partnership’s Paying It Forward report estimates the U.S. needs to invest $3 billion t[...]

Small Town Residential Recycling Improvements Aid Big Changes for Environment

What do piles of bulky waste in residential Ohio, the shore towns in Atlantic County, New Jersey, and billboards in Indiana have in common? They’re all part of The Recycling Partnership’s work to enhance recycling in small and rural communities across the United States. Recycling should be possi[...]

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[...]

Overcoming Recycling Challenges through Coalitions

When a package or material does not meet the criteria for recyclability (see page 23, Pathway to Circularity), companies are encouraged to take action. Coalitions can address the recycling challenges of today and consider solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. The Partnership currently leads thre[...]

Navigating the Pathway to Circularity for Product Protection

An exploration of circular solutions for foam packaging Packaging plays a critical role in protecting products — including everything from food to household goods – from being harmed during their journey from conveyor belts to household shelves. But to reach a truly circular economy in the U[...]

Case Study: Florence, AL

Project Type: Cart Rollout Total HH Served: 17,327 Projected New Tons/Year: 1,402 Year: 2014 In 2014, we partnered with Florence, AL – one of our inaugural cart communities – and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to roll out 65-gal. carts and establish a weekly collection cycle[...]