National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership has released its 2016 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the nonprofit’s work and growth.
“Day to day, we’re always looking forward, actively creating more opportunities for Americans to recycle, building sustainable improvements across our nation’s recycling industry,” said The Recycling Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison in a statement. “This report is a celebration of our impact to date, a marker of our explosive growth and tangible progress. Together with our funding partners and our colleagues across the supply chain, we are succeeding. Through partnership, we are doing things that individually we never thought possible.”
Some of the highlights from the report include:
- The organization has directly assisted more than 250 local communities, improving recycling for 19 million households.
- Greenhouse gas savings from the Partnership’s work have grown from 43,000 metric tons two years ago to 164,200 metric tons today.
- Cumulative new tonnage of recyclables recovered as a result of the Partnership’s work has grown from 15,100 tons two years ago to 57,500 tons today.
- The Partnership has placed almost 400,000 curbside recycling carts on the ground over the last three years.
- Other notable metrics include cumulative savings of 382 million gallons of water and 2 trillion BTUs of energy saved annually.
- In addition to community engagements, the Partnership has expanded to statewide work. This took form in Massachusetts, where the organization paired with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality and a number of local cities to fight contamination.