A Call to Corporate Leadership – Join Together for Bold, Smart, Swift Action to Improve the US Recycling System
This guest blog was written by Keefe Harrison, CEO of the Recycling Partnership, and is slightly edited from the originally posting on their website.
In February 2020, the pressing need to protect our environment from plastic waste by activating a truly circular economy is top of mind. This is an important point in time to pivot our society’s current make-to-waste approach to a more circular economy – one that focuses on everything from smart chemistry and design, production, all the way through to reuse and recycling.
While companies begin to align around activating the circular economy in the U.S., the reality of delivering those goals shines a bright light on the need to first overhaul the U.S. recycling system. A challenge in its own right, it is magnified when put against the burden of inexpensive waste disposal, growing costs for communities, and the pricing disparity between virgin and recycled content plastics.
Now is the time for action.
It is clear…