Recycling Partnership Selects First Three Partner Cities

National initiative welcomes newest member Amcor Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) is pleased to announce that the Recycling Partnership selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as the newest contributing Partner. “After last week’s official launch of The Recycling Partnership, we continue to gain steam with this week’s addition of Amcor. We are very pleased to gain their experienced voice to the growing group of Recycling Partners,” said CVP executive director, Keefe Harrison. Founded on July 1, 2014, the Recycling Partnership, in only week two, selected initial partner cities for the first round of work. “Once the contract ink has dried, we’ll be eager to announce these cities,” explains Harrison. 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, Coca-Cola, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, and Sonoco. CVP has a long track record of increasing the recovery of recyclables and is confident that this collaboration will contribute even more results. As CVP’s board chair and Alcoa global manager for sustainability and recycling Beth Schmitt explains, “We believe the Recycling Partnership is one of the most innovative and solution-based programs happening in the country. The public/private investment strategy has the potential to change the game in the Southeast and potentially the U.S.” Alcoa Foundation was first to announce financial support of the Partnership. “Savvy companies understand that supporting strong local recycling programs will help them meet their sustainability and business goals; and drive recycled feedstock into hungry mills and processing facilities. That’s why CVP has launched The Recycling Partnership,” explains CVP project...

Welcome Amcor to The Recycling Partnership

Curbside Value Partnership is pleased to announce that Amcor is the latest company to join The Recycling Partnership. “As we officially launch the work of The Recycling Partnership, we continue to gain steam with the recent addition of Amcor. We are thrilled to add their voice to the existing group of Partners,” said CVP Executive Director, Keefe...

Curbside Value Partnership to Dramatically Increase Recycling Rates

With more than a decade’s experience in driving public-private initiatives to boost recycling rates, Curbside Value Partnership is pleased to announce the implementation of its newest collaboration, The Recycling Partnership. Aimed at targeting strategic improvements to create long-standing increases in recycling recovery rates, the effort transforms public program performance through infrastructure improvements and strategic outreach. By financing one-time contributions to municipal recycling programs, long-standing improvements will take their hold. “We’re confident that the strategic thinking that’s shaped the Recycling Partnership will be successful in driving the increased recovery of recyclables,” said Jay Bassett, Materials Management Chief, EPA Region 4. “Many companies and organizations, both public and private, have been working and hoping for an innovative driver for recycling. It’s rewarding that we’re able to see aspiration turned into action.” Understanding that systems problems deserve systems solutions Curbside Value Partnership will leverage private dollars to unlock public investments around strategic recycling improvements that are designed to increase recovery. Selected communities will receive technical and financial assistance around four key areas: • Access: Ensuring all households with curbside collection are served by large roll carts. • Champion Building: Bolstering support from local and state elected officials. • Regional Coordination: Creating strategy across the entire supply chain, ensuring use of best management practices. • Education and Outreach: Increasing participation and reducing contamination. With first efforts beginning in the Southeast, The Recycling Partnership builds upon the key findings and grows to a national program to promote recycling. “We set a goal to start on July 1, and that’s what we’re doing,” explains Curbside Value Partnership executive director Keefe Harrison. “The hardest part was...