Beyond 34 is a first-of-its-kind public-private sector partnership to help break through the current national recycling barrier of 34%.
To improve recycling rates, all sectors need to work together. Beyond 34 brings together business and civic leaders as part of its model to increase local recycling rates.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) leads Beyond 34 and has been managing the Orlando region pilot since it was announced in September 2017. USCCF is continuing on-the-ground work in the Orlando region, while also looking to apply a refined model with lessons learned from the pilot to a new region. Further, USCCF is developing the tools necessary for any region to apply the Beyond 34 model on its own. Here are a few ways to engage.
Join the Orlando Region Pilot
The Chamber Foundation, the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Orlando are partners on the Beyond 34 pilot to increase recycling rates in the Orlando region. USCCF, with its partners, applied the Beyond 34 model in Orlando and is now in the final phase of implementing projects. In November 2018, more than $100,000 in funding was announced for implementation projects to increase the local recycling rate. If you are a business or an organization interested in supporting or participating in the Orlando effort, please email Scott Breen.
Bring the Beyond 34 Model to Your Community
The Chamber Foundation is in the process of bringing the Beyond 34 model to new regions with its active involvement and developing the online tools necessary for any community to learn about and apply the Beyond 34 model. If you think your community would be a good place for USCCF to bring the Beyond 34 model or you would like to be updated on the development of these online materials, please contact Scott Breen.
Tell us Your Recycling Story
We want to hear from businesses of all sizes on how you are working to improve your sustainability and waste reduction. Please email Scott Breen to share your story with the Beyond 34 network.