Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 30, 2014

1 Min Read
Paper Recycling Association AF&PA Joins Recycling Partnership

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has joined the newly created Recycling Partnership, formed by the Southeast Recycling Development Council and the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP).

The Washington-based paper recycling and products association said it will sit on the organization’s Advisory Committee, which will select communities for funding and decide the scope of each community’s program, according to a news release.

The Recycling Partnership intends to create public-private partnerships that provide grants and technical expertise to municipalities in the Southeast region to improve recycling infrastructure and education. Its goal is to increase recycling in the Southeast and then expand nationally. It hopes to launch as early as July.

“The Recycling Partnership adds another important initiative to AF&PA’s ongoing efforts to increase paper and paper-based packaging recovery,” said Donna Harman, AF&PA president and CEO.

"Part of what makes this project so exciting is that it is truly representative of the different sectors and materials of the recycling supply chain. It's foundational to our success," said Keefe Harrison, CVP executive director.

The CVP is a non-profit organization that helps communities improve residential curbside recycling through education.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division also recently joined the Recycling Partnership.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.

You May Also Like