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plastic recycling

America Recycles Day: LEED for Waste Management, ACC, Coca-Cola, Cox

The recycling industry in the US last year transformed more than 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics into specification grade commodities for use in new products, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Memphis

Closed Loop Fund Investment Supports Single-Stream Recycling in Memphis

In the investment fund’s ongoing efforts to increase recycling rates and divert waste, the Closed Loop Fund has invested $3.25 million to support single-stream recycling in Memphis, Tennessee. The fund estimates this investment will reduce more than 48,000 tons of waste from the landfill and avoid over 17,000 tons of … Read more »

The Recycling Partnership

What Is the State of Curbside Recycling?

The EPA has teamed up with the nonprofit The Recycling Partnership to look at trends and gaps in curbside recycling in the US. To this end, the The Recycling Partnership, whose members include P&G and Waste Management among other companies, will analyze 400 curbside programs. It will catalog information on … Read more »

glass bottles

Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

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The Recycling Partnership Provides $82K for Recycling Carts

Emmet County, Michigan, is the latest community to receive grant dollars from The Recycling Partnership to boost recycling in the region. The Recycling Partnership works to improve greater access to recycling infrastructure and wider adoption of related technologies. One way it does this: the public-private partnership, whose members include P&G … Read more »

plastic recycling

What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »

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Demilec, Publix, The Recycling Partnership Win Plastic Recycling Awards

Demilec, Publix and The Recycling Partnership (TRP) have been selected by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to receive Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards for 2015. The awards recognize companies and nonprofits that successfully bring new technologies, products and initiatives to communities and the marketplace that advance plastics recycling. Demilec converts … Read more »

P&G Joins The Recycling Partnership

Procter & Gamble has joined The Recycling Partnership, which aims to increase recycling in the US. P&G has a no-waste-to-landfill goal, says Stephen Sikra, Procter & Gamble’s global leader for packaging material science and technology. He says The Recycling Partnership’s work is increasing recycling, which means more recycled materials for … Read more »

Recycling Partnership Adds 3 Partner Cities

Recycling Partnership Adds 3 Partner Cities

The Recycling Partnership, formally known as Curbside Value Partnership, has selected three new cities to join the list of community partners. The industry initiative, which aims to improve US curbside recycling, was founded last year and includes partner companies and organizations such as Alcoa Foundation, American Forest & Paper Association, … Read more »

Waste Management Joins Recycling Partnership

Waste Management has joined Curbside Value Partnership’s Recycling Partnership, which aims to improve US curbside recycling. Founded last year, the national recycling industry collective’s partners companies and organizations include: Alcoa Foundation, Amcor, American Chemistry Council, American Forest & Paper Association, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, Ball Corporation, Carton Council, … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »