The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on the environment and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Unwrapping Ambitious Packaging Commitments in the U.S.

Companies and countries across the globe are stepping up with ambitious commitments to create 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging with the intent to design out or ban single use packaging that does not offer a recovery solution. With recovery there is a tight interconnection between what happens globally and the impact on domestic markets. The US packaging industry is under pressure to meet these goals in the face of a crashing global recycled commodities market, rapidly changing legislation across the globe, and active consumer/advocacy campaigns.

Beyond 34 Recycling Prioritization and Planning Workshop

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Orlando are hosting a prioritization and planning workshop on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The focus is on recycling. This invitation-only event will bring together sustainable materials specialists, recycling planners, government leaders, and other key stakeholders in the City of Orlando, as well as Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County.