The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, a nonprofit organization that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the United States, has announced that Berry Global Inc., an Evansville, Illinois-based provider of protection and packaging solutions, has joined on as its newest funding partner.
“Our mission of Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important is in direct alignment with the efforts pursued by The Recycling Partnership,” says Tom Salmon, CEO of Berry. “By collaborating with The Recycling Partnership, we will be assisting in their efforts to further expand access to recycling in cities and towns across the United States.”
Since 2015, The Recycling Partnership says it has assisted more than 500 communities in improving their recycling efforts, reaching more than 26 million households. The organization says it has invested more than $27 million in recycling infrastructure since that time.
Berry says recycling is a core component of its commitment to sustainability. In addition to encouraging consumer recycling, the company of 23,000 employees is also working to decrease landfill waste in its own operations. In addition, Berry says it is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions’ intensity and to prioritizing the EPA framework of reduce, reuse and recycle.
“Recycling in the U.S. is far from perfect,” says Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership. “Working closely with industry leaders like Berry allows us to expand access to recycling in communities across the nation, unlocking the environmental and economic benefits of strong recycling systems. Through these partnerships, we are empowering companies to create a circular economy while building stronger communities and a cleaner, greener future.”