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Plant a Tree with the MMP!

Today's guest blog is from Re-TRAC Connect, which is collaborating with One Tree Planted to plant 500 trees. The original post can be found here.

Re-TRAC Connect is collaborating with One Tree Planted to plant 500 trees. We will plant one tree for every municipality that joins the Municipal Measurement Program™ (MMP) and completes the three core surveys. Trees play a huge role in our environment — they clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and sequester harmful atmospheric carbon, helping to mitigate rapid climate change.

What Is the MMP?

The MMP is a free Program Assessment and Planning Tool that delivers insights and actionable recommendations to municipal waste management agencies. By completing the surveys, you will be able to generate…

Accelerate Recycling through Policy and Partnership

This week's guest blog is authored by Keefe Harrison of The Recycling Partnership. Its original publication can be found here.

Partnership is part of our name for a reason. From the start, The Recycling Partnership has believed that public-private partnerships are critical to our mission—and to our mutual success in building a resilient and responsive recycling system.  This approach is at the heart of a new policy proposal developed by our Circular Economy Accelerator initiative.  Only together can we transform the U.S. recycling system.

Just released, our Accelerating Recycling Report builds on that partnership approach by outlining an innovative but very doable approach to unlock the U.S circular economy. Embedded in collaboration across government, non-profits, and for-profits, this uniquely American approach outlines how brands are key to supporting expanded infrastructure and innovation while communities gain much-needed funding to operate…

Fair Trade Recycling "EWaste Offset" Program: 8 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back, 4 Marching in Place

Today's guest blog is authored by Robin Ingenthron of NERC Advisory Member Good Point Recycling. The original post can be found here.

We launched the FTR E-Waste Offset Program from Ghana, Africa, through this blog in 2017.  Time for an update on how the program evolved.

Briefly, here are highlights of our progress.

1) We initially had a firm quote from Camacho in Spain to take back full loads of CRT televisions, ones that had been imported in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, at an extremely competitive cost... under $5k including shipping. This would…