In today’s world, every city wants to be cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. The path to this goal starts at the most basic level—the management of a city’s waste and recycling in a timely and efficient manner. This is one of the core functions of a well-run city.
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For recyclers in today’s markets, it’s not easy being green. The value of recyclables is down and the loads entering material recovery facilities (MRFs) are contaminated with non-recyclables.
On average in the United States, there is a daily generation of 719,000 tons of municipal solid waste that is flowing through communities and businesses. It is difficult for businesses and communities to track progress or know how to improve when it comes to waste management if they are not measuring what materials they have and where the materials are going.
Chamber Foundation and Arizona State University to Collaborate on Effort that Enables Communities to Optimize Local Recycling Systems
This meeting will continue to build on the in-person meetings, research, and efforts that have taken place as part of the Beyond 34 effort in the Orlando Region. The goal of Beyond 34 is to activate innovative local stakeholder collaboration to increase local recycling rates and for Orlando to be a model city of circularity and waste minimization that others can emulate.
During this meeting, we will:
DSM North America is committed to driving economic prosperity, environmental progress, and social advances to create a sustainable world. It’s through this mission that the company develops innovative solutions to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.
Increasingly, leading brands, retailers, and packaging companies are publicly committing to working toward the use of 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.