The Recycling Partnership announced that Dart Container Corp. has joined the organization and in the process become the 25th funder partner for the group.
“It is because of businesses like Dart Container Corporation, with its dedication to recycling, that we are continuing to make strides to build a sustainable future,” Keefe Harrison, executive director of The Recycling Partnership, said in a statement. “Each of our funding partners expands our reach and furthers our ability to deliver the game-changing tools, insights and resources that elevate the recycling industry to the next level.”
Over the last two years, The Recycling Partnership has helped catalyze $21 million of new recycling infrastructure through grants and on the ground technical support, positively impacting more than 2 million households. In the coming months, The Partnership expects to complete placement of more than 300,000 new curbside recycling carts, each of which will capture new recycling tonnage for manufacturing feedstock.
“As one of the founding members of The Recycling Partnership, it’s particularly rewarding to walk into our packed funder meetings and collaborate with such diverse and dedicated stakeholders,” said Megan Daum, vice president of sustainability, Can Manufacturers Institute and current board chair of the Partnership. “The Partnership is industry savvy and action focused, and there is no better ROI for companies that want to see their contribution dollars make positive, sustainable change in our country.”
Earlier this year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with The Recycling Partnership to conduct a research project on curbside recycling in the U.S. While the research will specifically focus on EPA regions 3, 4 and 5, it will also provide a national overview.