Day 291 – The goal of the Recycling Partnership is to create scalable solutions to packaging and system challenges and to accelerate the shift to the circular economy that uses fewer limited resources. They have given $1.8 million in grants to help meet their goal and to help communities improve recycling. Through its Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, the partnership has given the grant money to six recipients to advance curbside polypropylene (PP) recycling.
The six companies include:
- Green Waste, San Jose, California;
- Murphy Road, Berlin, Connecticut;
- Palm Beach County, Florida;
- Pellitteri, Madison, Wisconsin;
- Sonoco-Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina; and,
- Sonoco-Onslow, Jacksonville, North Carolina
The coalition has helped fund 13 facilities’ recycling efforts, which will positively impact nearly 15 million Americans. The grants increase the recovery of polypropylene by an estimated 13 million pounds annually to be made into new products. This includes consumer packaging and automotive parts.
Reducing the use of plastic and increasing recycling rates is a partnership that is a win for the environment.
Tomorrow, recycled plastic with a story that needs to be followed.