The 2020 State of Curbside Recycling report calls for these clear, integrated strategies:
Substantially greater support of community recycling programs with capital funding, technical assistance, and efforts to strengthen and grow local political commitment to recycling services.
New and enhanced state and federal recycling policies.
Continued investment expansion in material processing and end markets.
Resident education and engagement to help citizens recycle more, better.
Continued innovation in the collection, sorting and general recyclability of materials, including the building of flexibility and resiliency to add new materials into the system.
Broader stakeholder engagement in achieving all elements of true circularity, in which the fate of all materials is not just intended to be recycled, but that they are designed, collected, and actually turned into something new.