Cincinnati has been chosen by the U.S. Chamber Foundation for a national pilot program to increase recycling in local communities.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation launched its Beyond 34 pilot project in Orlando, Fla., in September 2017. Beyond 34 aims to increase the current U.S. recycling rate by providing a collaborative model through private-public partnerships. The Beyond 34 expansion effort is made possible with support from the Plastics Industry Association, Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Walmart Foundation.
Cincinnati has committed to a goal of achieving zero waste by 2035 as part of its Green Cincinnati Plan.
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Cincinnati will serve as the next location for a national initiative to increase recycling in local communities.
Beyond 34, a project by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, aims to increase the current 34% recycling rate in the U.S. by providing a collaborative, scalable model through private-public partnerships. Locally, it will involve the city of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
“Cincinnati rose to the top after our analysis of several U.S. cities using criteria important to successful recycling programs such as local policies, recycling education, and data collection," Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, said in a news release about the program.