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New Website Features Resources to Increase California’s Recycling Rate

The Foodservice Packaging Institute’s new website aims to help California reach its waste reduction goals.

California has an ambitious goal of recycling, composting or reducing 75 percent of its waste by 2020, and to help the state achieve that goal, the Foodservice Packaging Institute has launched a new website.

“California has the potential to recycle and compost more foodservice packaging, whether through curbside or in-store programs,” said Lynn Dyer, president of Foodservice Packaging Institute, in a statement. “The foodservice packaging industry is pleased to provide this online tool that will hopefully lead to the recovery of more quality materials.”

The website’s free resources are tailored toward key stakeholders, including communities, materials recovery facilities (MRFs), composters, anaerobic digestion facilities and recycling end markets. Resources include overviews of California-specific recycling and composting studies, an interactive map of end markets, information sheets for MRFs, resident outreach materials and more.

In addition, foodservice operators looking to meet the state’s mandatory commercial recycling laws will find a simple five-step toolkit to assist them with starting a program to recycle or compost foodservice packaging in-store.

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