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American Chemistry Council Plastics Unit Joins Recycling Partnership

Article-American Chemistry Council Plastics Unit Joins Recycling Partnership

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division has joined the Recycling Partnership, a public-private recycling collaboration to launch soon. The move expands the ACC’s support for the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP).

The newly unveiled Recycling Partnership grew out of a review by the Southeast Recycling Development Council Inc. to evaluate various approaches to boost recycling in the region. The partnership initially will focus on the southeastern part of the United States, but plans call for a national expansion of the organization’s activities, according to a news release.

The partnership hopes to launch as early as July.

“We are thrilled that ACC’s Plastics Division has extended its participation and support for CVP,” said Keefe Harrison, CVP’s executive director. “By bringing together the full recycling value chain – from materials suppliers to major brand owners and recyclers – the Recycling Partnership is positioned to dramatically accelerate residential recycling in key cities.”

The CVP is a non-profit organization that helps communities improve residential curbside recycling through education and behavioral changes. In 2012, ACC’s Plastics Division became one of the first non-aluminum-focused organizations to join CVP and its board of directors.

“CVP has a strong track record of growing recycling, and we’re confident that the Recycling Partnership will follow suit,” said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the ACC.

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