Beyond 34 Case Study Report
Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy is a first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder pilot project aimed at increasing the current EPA-reported 34% recycling rate in the U.S. by providing a scalable model for improving recycling and recovery rates. As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s broader commitment to help companies shift to the circular economy, the project aims to help communities, cities, and businesses create a more sustainable future. After assessing various urban areas across the country to determine the most appropriate location for the Beyond 34 pilot, Orlando, Florida was chosen to serve as the pilot city.
The goal of the project is to drive new local economies through the development of closed-loop recycling and recovery systems that divert valuable residential, commercial, and industrial resources from the landfill.
The case study will illustrate how the project makes an impact, fosters ideas for how to address the recycling and recovery gap, and provides insights on how to replicate such a project.