Berry Joins The Recycling Partnership

FALLS CHURCH, VA – December 5, 2017 – The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country, is pleased to announce that Berry Global, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative protection and packaging solutions, has joined on as its newest funding partner.

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Company of the Year: The Recycling Partnership

December 4, 2017 | By Cole Rosengren I Waste Dive – In an industry that is both hyper-local and globally dependent, The Recycling Partnership has become a key national convener. Born out of the Curbside Value Partnership, which was launched in 2003, this national nonprofit has rapidly grown over the past three-and-a-half years under CEO Keefe Harrison’s leadership to become an inescapable force. With funding from more than 30 private sector partners, plus grants, The Recycling Partnership is now seen by many as the go-to source for local governments interested in elevating their programs. 

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The Recycling Partnership Announces Top 10 Holiday Recycling Tips

FALLS CHURCH, VA – December 1, 2017 – Every holiday season, Americans unknowingly wreak havoc on their local recycling facilities by placing the wrong items in their blue carts. Although their intentions are good (recycling is a clear way to mitigate climate change), the cost of dealing with those misplaced items is alarming and can quickly turn any recycling worker into a Grinch. And, with the amount of garbage increasing by 25 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, there is a lot of room for error.

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Partnering Up: Funder Meeting in Chicago

November 6, 2017 | Falls Church, VA – The Recycling Partnership held its latest funder meeting in Chicago mid-October, and the event was jam-packed with action. Highlights included: Hands-on data. We took a field trip to experience a capture rate study in action. Sorters from our research partner Cascadia weighed out how much trash was in recycling and how much recycling was in trash, as funders connected with one another and our staff of experts.

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Q&A: Recycling Partnership’s Harrison on China, single-stream and the future of recycling education

October 31, 2017 | By Cole Rosengren I Waste Dive – The evolution of recycling may be at a crossroads as aspirational diversion targets run up against market realities. This year, The Recycling Partnership has been an increasingly reliable voice in the middle of all those conversations. With China’s market effects an ongoing concern, the national nonprofit recently hosted a webinar on the topic that was seen as the most comprehensive yet.

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Trash Talk: Price of Recyclables Sinks After China Bans U.S. Scrap

October 20, 2017 | By Erica E. Phillips I WSJ.com – …”Not all of those companies signed on because of China’s ban, but falling scrap prices have made the requirement an easier pitch, said Dylan de Thomas with The Recycling Partnership, which organized the pledge. “It’s the definite silver lining of this scrap ban,” he said.”

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WEBINAR: National Sword — What is It and How will it Impact My Program?

September 22, 2017 I FALLS CHURCH, VA – It has grabbed numerous headlines, but what is China’s National Sword? This webinar will give a critical update on what China’s scrap ban and customs enforcement actions are, where it came from, the potential impact on markets, MRFs, and local programs, and methods for managing and messaging the potential impacts, especially in the short-term.

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MRFshed Report IDs Communication Gap

August 29, 2017 I FALLS CHURCH, VA – 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 information on its website? Again, according to our new report, less than you might think.

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Industry Collaboration Delivers More Than $80,000 for Recycling Education Grants

AUGUST 8, 2017 I FALLS CHURCH, VA – 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 Recycling Conference to further their recycling education.

At the end of 2016, The Recycling Partnership released its 2016 State of Curbside report, identifying the key attributes of the highest-performing recycling programs in the U.S.

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Making Denver One of the Greatest Recycling Cities in the U.S.

AUGUST 1, 2017 I DENVER – How to make a great recycling city even better? That was the question Denver Public Works took on this year with The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that applies corporate partner funding to improve the recycling system in cities and towns across the nation, thus increasing supplies of clean materials for manufacturing. Over the next three months, The Recycling Partnership will work with Denver Public Works to increase the city’s already notable ability to recover materials. Denver’s residential recycling program is already outperforming the national average in terms of quality of material collected, but there is more material to be recovered.

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