Accelerating Recycling: Policy to Unlock Supply for the Circular Economy
Despite national enthusiasm for recycling, The Recycling Partnership estimates 20 million tons or two-thirds of all recyclable household materials go to the landfill annually, instead of being recycled into new products. Based on the data-driven work done by The Recycling Partnership in communities nationwide, the Circular Economy Accelerator (the “Accelerator”), an initiative of The Recycling Partnership, knows what is needed to help fix the U.S. residential recycling collection system.
This report describes a collaborative public-private policy solution that includes a packaging and printed paper fee paid by private-sector brands to support residential recycling infrastructure and education, and a disposal surcharge on waste generators to help defray recycling operational costs for communities.
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