Recycling – Annual Report Issued by The Recycling Partnership

On May 19, 2020, The Recycling Partnership issued its Annual Report noting that “… The U.S. recycling system is the foundation for designing a circular economy where products and packaging are increasingly recirculated … the organization is mission-focused on helping more than 1,500 U.S. communities overcome recycling challenges … The Partnership has delivered new recycling carts to more than 700,000 U.S. households, avoided 251,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, reached more than 77 million households nationwide, and diverted more than 230 million pounds of recyclables from landfills into the recycling stream in the last six years … [Its] strategy for the next 18 months will focus on implementing smarter systems across the value chain, along with continuing to unlock supply of recyclable materials from communities, reducing contamination in local recycling systems, sparking innovation through material collaboratives to make more items commonly recycled, and working with elected leaders to ensure an even playing field for recycling and plans for improved infrastructure …” #Recycling #PlasticWaste