Partnership Collaborates on Plastics Collection Program

Caltrans, KAB, American Chemistry Council take part in program.

November 11, 2009
Recycling Today Staff
Plastics Paper

A California state agency, a private company and the non-profit are partnering to increase the collection of recyclables at rest areas on the state’s highways. The three parties involved in the project are Caltrans, The American Chemistry Council and Keep America Beautiful.

"One of the goals of Caltrans is stewardship—to preserve and enhance California's resources and assets," said Randell Iwasaki, Caltrans’ director. "Caltrans is committed to keeping California’s environment clean and pursuing every opportunity to recycle. This partnership will educate the public on the importance of recycling."

Through the program, recycling bins and signage will be placed at one rest area in Marin County. The partnership is expected to expand to include other Caltrans rest stops over the next year.

The “Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste" program with Caltrans is being launched on the heels of another successful partnership between the California Department of Parks and Recreation, ACC and Keep California Beautiful. This partnership has placed more than 500 seasonal and permanent recycling bins at 19 coastal locations in the San Diego, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz areas. 

Additional recycling bins have been placed in the cities of Brentwood and Woodland. 

For more information, visit the partnership’s newly launched web site at Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle.