The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country, has announced results of three pilot programs in American cities.
In Atlanta, Denver and Chicago, The Recycling Partnership teamed up with city officials to educational programs aimed at helping cities develop a deeper understanding of their recycling programs and find solutions that can be adopted full scale.
Chicago: has publicly struggled with its curbside recycling efforts in recent years, the education campaign was an even bigger focus.
Working with Recycle By City this went citywide, and was boosted by additional grant funding from Target and Coca-Cola.
Since 2015, The Recycling Partnership has invested more than $27 million of corporate funding in recycling infrastructure.
In addition to towns, companies have also poured resources into recycling efforts.
The campaign – Rinse, Recycle, Repeat – includes a college campus competition to collect “Beauty empties” which, once collected, will be turned into pelletized lumber and create materials like picnic tables, playground equipment, benches, and garden beds to build Garnier Green Gardens.