The Recycling Partnership forms Circularity Council

16 Jun 2020

Continuing its focus on creating strong community recycling, The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, has created a Circularity Council to address the gaps in the system.

Ali Blandina, director of circular ventures at The Recycling Partnership, says the discussion started after The Recycling Partnership launched The Bridge to Circularity in fall 2019.

“There were many steps identified to move the U.S. toward a circular economy and through looking at that, it was clear that transitioning to a circular economy requires systems change,” she says.

When it comes to navigating the recycling industry, Blandina says it’s tricky because there is a lot of gray area and industry standards that don’t exist. Plus, she says if you ask nine different people in the industry about sortation, you’ll get nine different answers. That realization helped push the council to be formed.

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