The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, has joined the newly created Recycling Partnership, which was formed by the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) and the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP). AF&PA is considered an inaugural member.
The Recycling Partnership is designed to create public-private partnerships that provides grants and technical expertise to improve recycling efforts in the Southeast. The goal of the Recycling Partnership is to drive sustainable increases in the amount of recyclables recovered in the Southeast region and then to expand nationally.
“The Recycling Partnership adds another important initiative to AF&PA’s ongoing efforts to increase paper and paper-based packaging recovery,” says AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.
AF&PA will sit on the organization's Advisory Committee, which will make decisions regarding the communities selected for funding and the scope of each community’s implementation program.
“Part of what makes this project so exciting is that it is truly representative of the different sectors and materials of the recycling supply chain. It’s foundational to our success,” CVP Executive Director Keefe Harrison says. “We’re very pleased to have AF&PA as an active member of The Recycling Partnership.”