Global packaging provider Sonoco is the latest company to partner with national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership to recover materials and reduce greenhouse gases, energy and water use. Over the past two years, The Recycling Partnerships has worked with more than 250 communities to improve recycling efforts.
“Most people take it for granted that recycling is universally available in this country, but that’s far from true,” said The Recycling Partnership Vice President of Operations Jeff Meyers in a statement. “Sonoco’s support strengthens our ability to bring better recycling programs to communities all over America. Not only will we be growing access to recover more consumer packaging, we will be leading the charge to improve the quality of the recovered material.”
The Recycling Partnership’s strategic efforts have resulted in a projected 500 pounds of new material that will be recovered over the next 10 years, with a projected value of $20 million. Additionally, the efforts include savings of $1.3 billion gallons of water and 600,000 metric tons of CO2e.
“Sonoco has set aggressive sustainability goals, and we are dedicated to not just meeting, but exceeding those goals,” said Sonoco Manager of Global Sustainability Laura Rowell in a statement. “The expanding impact of The Recycling Partnership is one of the most exciting developments in the industry today, and together we can magnify those results.”