Keefe Harrison, CEO - The Recycling Partnership

Keefe Harrison, CEO


Keefe Harrison is a founder and the CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a mission-driven NGO committed to protecting the planet by fixing recycling and activating a circular economy in the U.S. 

An international speaker, media pundit, and environmental author, Keefe is a 25-year veteran of the space, fiercely committed to her organization’s mission of delivering lasting change. Under her leadership since 2014, The Partnership has grown from an idea to a national movement that’s leveraging more than $170 million of investment, partnering with more than 3,000 U.S. communities, and delivering more than 1 billion new pounds of recyclables… and they’re just getting started. Before recycling, Keefe worked on a logging crew in North Carolina, researched sea turtles in Costa Rica, and studied reindeer husbandry in Finland.

Why I Care About Recycling and a Circular Economy

“Growing up in a family of environmentalists, I have long believed in the importance of protecting biodiversity by conserving natural resources. I am committed to advancing meaningful, measurable change, and I am proud to be part of this team of passionate experts. Together, we’re making a difference.”

Personal Passions and Interests

Keefe enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts with her husband and children, rescue dogs, and a few feisty backyard hens.

Recent Publications and Events


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