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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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

US Recyclers Begin Road to Recovery After China Bans Recyclables

originally appeared in the EPOCH TIMES / October 11 / by CATHY HE NEW YORK — In 2017 recycling facilities across the United States received some unwelcome news: China, the world’s largest importer of scrap material, will stop accepting their waste. GDB International, a New Jersey-based recyclin[...]

PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership

National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America. PepsiCo’s collaborat[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Colgate-Palmolive Company Accepts ‘All In On Recycling’ Challenge

Leading global consumer products company joins efforts to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the country FALLS CHURCH, VA (November 15, 2018) – Global consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive Company is joining The Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation’s recycling cha[...]

Press Release: City Announces Blue Recycling Bins Coming This Fall

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 26, 2020) – Mayor William Peduto today announced the plans to distribute 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins to City residents as part of the Bureau of Environmental Services’ first phase bin distribution. The first phase will cover the neighborhoods of Garfield, High[...]

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[...]

BLOG: What Helps People Better Understand Recycling Instructions?

Know What to Throw When educating around what goes in – or doesn’t go in a recycling cart – messaging space is limited and attention spans are short. The Recycling Partnership recently set out to identify best practices for signage and mailers. We surveyed 1,173 people and interviewed 20 peopl[...]

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 [...]

Harrison: “Target Tackles ‘Branded Trash'”

This op-ed by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison originally appeared in TriplePundit on July 7, 2017. Target Tackles “Branded Trash” With New Recycling Initiatives As the U.S. government pulls back from environmental advances, as evidenced by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, corporation[...]

The Partnership Names New Executive Committee

The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country, has named its new executive committee. The committee will be led by incoming Chairwoman Sarah Dearman, sustainable packaging program director, Coca-Cola Nort[...]

Hacking Recycling: Ideas to Boost Your Program

Chances are, you’ve heard of the concept of a “life hack.” The term, made popular online over the last decade, describes simple strategies and techniques that a person can use to manage time and daily activities in a more efficient way. It might now be time for materials recovery stakeholders [...]

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[...]

Why the business world should be far more involved with community recycling

RP Siegel / originally appeared in Greenbiz.com The materials collection and processing supply chain necessary to support a shift to the circular economy is only as strong as its weakest link. That means businesses planning for that transition must forge stronger links with the municipal and commun[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

US Recyclers Begin Road to Recovery After China Bans Recyclables

originally appeared in the EPOCH TIMES / October 11 / by CATHY HE NEW YORK — In 2017 recycling facilities across the United States received some unwelcome news: China, the world’s largest importer of scrap material, will stop accepting their waste. GDB International, a New Jersey-based recyclin[...]

PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership

National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America. PepsiCo’s collaborat[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Colgate-Palmolive Company Accepts ‘All In On Recycling’ Challenge

Leading global consumer products company joins efforts to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the country FALLS CHURCH, VA (November 15, 2018) – Global consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive Company is joining The Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation’s recycling cha[...]

Press Release: City Announces Blue Recycling Bins Coming This Fall

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 26, 2020) – Mayor William Peduto today announced the plans to distribute 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins to City residents as part of the Bureau of Environmental Services’ first phase bin distribution. The first phase will cover the neighborhoods of Garfield, High[...]

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[...]

BLOG: What Helps People Better Understand Recycling Instructions?

Know What to Throw When educating around what goes in – or doesn’t go in a recycling cart – messaging space is limited and attention spans are short. The Recycling Partnership recently set out to identify best practices for signage and mailers. We surveyed 1,173 people and interviewed 20 peopl[...]

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 [...]

The Partnership Names New Executive Committee

The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country, has named its new executive committee. The committee will be led by incoming Chairwoman Sarah Dearman, sustainable packaging program director, Coca-Cola Nort[...]

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[...]

Why the business world should be far more involved with community recycling

RP Siegel / originally appeared in Greenbiz.com The materials collection and processing supply chain necessary to support a shift to the circular economy is only as strong as its weakest link. That means businesses planning for that transition must forge stronger links with the municipal and commun[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Harrison: “Target Tackles ‘Branded Trash'”

This op-ed by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison originally appeared in TriplePundit on July 7, 2017. Target Tackles “Branded Trash” With New Recycling Initiatives As the U.S. government pulls back from environmental advances, as evidenced by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, corporation[...]

Hacking Recycling: Ideas to Boost Your Program

Chances are, you’ve heard of the concept of a “life hack.” The term, made popular online over the last decade, describes simple strategies and techniques that a person can use to manage time and daily activities in a more efficient way. It might now be time for materials recovery stakeholders [...]