10 U.S. cities receive leadership grants to increase quality recyclables
Just one year after hosting its inaugural Leadership Summit, which saw a select 50 cities invited for a two-day recycling transformation and circular economy summit, The Recycling Partnership is partnering with 10 of those attending communities. The collaborations will impact 1.3 million households by significantly reducing contamination (trash and other non-recyclables in the recycling bin) and capturing more than 37 million new pounds of quality recyclables.
To date, 10 of the Leadership Summit participants have applied for and received post-workshop awards representing recycling infrastructure and education grants totaling more than $2.7 million. Grantees are geographically dispersed throughout the U.S. and represent many of the largest and most diverse communities across America. These cities will utilize grant funding to drive behavior change, educate residents on what is and is not recyclable, and expand recycling to more than 195,000 households by providing new, lidded recycling carts.
“The Recycling Partnership’s recent Leadership Grant is an important next investment to achieve a Zero Waste DC and we are excited to be a recipient,” said Department of Public Works Director Chris Geldart. “When our residents recycle properly, it saves our taxpayers money and gives our community the opportunity to help combat climate change.”
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