Over the past three years, nonprofit group The Recycling Partnership has helped deploy 400,000 recycling carts to communities across the U.S.
According to the national group’s annual report, it worked in 12 communities in 11 states last year. In addition to those, the organization collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and multiple cities in Massachusetts on a community-engagement project targeting contamination.
In all, The Recycling Partnership estimates it has assisted 250 communities with tools, resources and technical support over the past three years, according to the report.
Funded by major companies and industry groups, the group provides grants, offers tools and technical assistance and conducts research benefiting the recycling industry.
“Day to day, we’re always looking forward, actively creating more opportunities for Americans to recycle, building sustainable improvements across our nation’s recycling industry,” Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, stated in a press release. “This report is a celebration of our impact to date, a marker of our explosive growth and tangible progress. Together with our funding partners and our colleagues across the supply chain, we are succeeding. Through partnership, we are doing things that individually we never thought possible.”