The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, has announced that Kimberly-Clark is its newest sponsoring member. The organization says Kimberly-Clark relies on a steady stream of recycled and recyclable materials to support the packaging associated with its well-known global brands.
“At Kimberly-Clark, everything we do—from helping communities to caring for the planet—is linked to our mission to make lives better,” says Lisa Morden, senior director of global sustainability for Kimberly-Clark. “Sustainability is inherent to this mission and challenges us innovate in ways that extend the life of product and packaging materials and reduce the pressure on precious natural resources with the development of sustainable alternatives like the use of recyclable materials.”
Keefe Harrison, executive director of The Recycling Partnership, adds, “We’re thrilled to partner with a company that maintains such large-scale and proven dedication to the secondary material supply chain. Through Kimberly-Clark’s membership we’re able to expand our reach to even more communities and households, which translates into added convenience for residents and increased tons of recovered material.”
Over the last two years, The Recycling Partnership has worked directly with 72 communities representing 1.2 million households across the U.S. on projects ranging from single-stream cart rollouts to communications support. Over the next decade, these engagements are projected to capture 248,000 additional tons for recycling and save 1.3 billion gallons of water and 568,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, according to the organization.
“We’re gaining momentum any way you measure it: engaged partners, talented staff, improved community programs and recovered tonnage,” Harrison says. “Looking forward, we plan to keep pace in our ongoing quest to make recycling much better.”