Experts. Thought Leaders. Practitioners.

Together, we are building a better recycling system.

Over the past 10 years, our team and funding partners have been investing in the recycling system, making packaging more circular, and meeting our collective climate and sustainability impact goals. Our work is powered by our National Recycling Database, a one-of-its-kind trusted source for localized information across more than 9,000 U.S. recycling programs and informed by the work we’ve carried out across more than 3,500 communities.

You Have Goals, We Have Solutions

Your membership dollars are put to use on day one.

Achieving Success for the Entire Recycling Industry

With your support, we help ensure everyone can achieve their recycling goals, and that’s good for the entire recycling industry. We are able to accomplish this through the following strategies:

Bespoke Resources to Meet Your Specific Needs

As a funding partner, your membership also means we provide you with bespoke resources you need to:

  • Achieve maximum impact with your dollars. We develop and manage a fully vetted suite of investment options that will increase recyclability and recycling tonnage.
  • Increase acceptance of packaging materials in regulatory and non-regulatory environments through Coalitions.
  • Understand how packaging meets current and forthcoming regulatory requirements through our proprietary Circular Packaging Assessment Tool and support from The Partnership’s team of experts.

Exclusive Opportunities to Network for Impact

And, we deliver you exclusive opportunities to network for impact.

  • Access to industry experts and other corporate thought leaders and practitioners.
  • Invitation-only, highly curated events such as our INC-4 event, Positioned for Scale, and our forthcoming inaugural summit, Pivot: Scale to Impact.
  • Data-driven and timely trends reporting on policies, innovations, and insights that will influence your recyclability decisions.
  • The potential to help guide our future strategy by serving as a member of our Board of Directors.

Our Environmental Impact

Through our direct recycling system investments made possible by our funding partners, we’ve captured more than 1 billion lbs. of new recycled material and avoided over 948,000 metric tons of CO2e.

Our three-year strategic plan goal is to increase the national residential recycling rate by 25%, capturing an additional 2.6 million tons of new recycled material per year by the end of 2026.

Funding Partners

Be Part of the Movement to Build a Better Recycling System