Midland, Michigan based specialty chemicals firm, The Dow Chemical Company, has signed as a funding sponsor of The Recycling Partnership in its latest move to advance the circular economy.
The company explained that The Recycling Partnership is an industry collaboration focused on systematically and measurably improving kerbside recycling in the US., and that the collaboration is a step on its journey to reach its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which include recycling materials formerly considered waste into new products.
According to Dow The Recycling Partnership delivers tangible results, improving recovery of high quality recyclables for manufacturing feedstock across the country.
In 2015 the national nonprofit leveraged $11 million of new recycling infrastructure that was said to have positively impacted 1.2 million households.
Further, in 2016, The Recycling Partnership is expected to further transform the secondary material landscape, with kerbside cart launches and quality improvement programs slated for a number of cities, adding to the 165,000 carts delivered last year.
Dow said that it has now become the 23rd member of The Recycling Partnership, further expanding the group’s resources and reach.
“At Dow, we are collaborating with other industry leaders to harness science, industries and the incredibly powerful Human Element to transition to a sustainable planet and society,” commented Karen S. Carter, North America commercial vice president, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.
“From supporting the engagement of best practices in existing local recycling programs, to creating new technologies for broader material recovery,” she added.
Keefe Harrison, The Recycling Partnership’s executive director added: “Dow uses well-informed tactics and strategic partnerships to make progress, and it topples tough barriers with a can-do attitude. We have that in common, and we’re undoubtedly stronger together.”
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