Dylan de Thomas, VP of External Affairs
Dylan leads the policy and public affairs team at The Recycling Partnership, directing advocacy efforts for the organization at the local, state, and federal levels. While at The Partnership, Dylan has worked with all of the teams across the organization, serving as a spokesperson and stakeholder representative in numerous settings to communicate, collaborate, and find consensus on complex issues. Prior to joining The Partnership, Dylan worked for Resource Recycling for a decade, directing and producing content for three publications and three conferences covering different aspects of the recycling industry.
Why I Care About the Circular Economy
“I love it when I see the circular economy go from concept to action, with the business of recycling becoming the engine for positive change for the economy and the environment and generations to come.”
- Contributing Author: The Circular Economy Accelerator’s Accelerating Recycling: Policy to Unlock Supply for the Circular Economy
- Contributing Author: The Recycling Partnership’s 2020 State of Curbside Recycling Report
- Lead Author: ASTRX Review of Material Flow at MRFs and Reprocessors
- Contributing Author: The Recycling Partnership’s 2019 Bridge to Circularity Report
- Co-Author: “Rebuilding Recycling to Go Circular,” Greenbiz, May 2020
- Interview: “China and U.S. Recycling,” CNBC, March 2020
- Interview: “So. Much. Cardboard.,” The New York Times, June 2020
- Speaker: The Secret Lives of Plastic, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Member: Oregon Recycling Steering Committee, Washington State Recycling Steering Committee
Personal Passions and Interests
Dylan enjoys road trips with his family through the Pacific Northwest, baseball, tours of Materials Recovery Facilities, music and talking about recycling in all its complicated glory anywhere he is invited.
Get in touch with Dylan to find out how you can support policies that promote a circular economy at ddethomas @ recyclingpartnership.org or find him on Twitter