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America Recycles Day Symposium

In celebration of America Recycles Day®, Keep America Beautiful® hosted the 2018 “State of Recycling” Forum, presented in partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper.

The “State of Recycling” Forum provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing recycling in the United States, as well as addressing critical topics that impact and can be influenced by industry stakeholders, government, and individuals.

The focus of the Forum was “Cleaning Up Recycling: Motivating Individuals to Recycle.” The first session included a presentation by Wesley Schultz, Ph.D. Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, California State University, titled “Promoting Recycling Behavior: What Works.” The second portion continued with a Town Hall Focus Group Panel, which involved a facilitated group discussion of individual recyclers, non-recyclers, MRF operators, haulers, recycling end-market, and local government officials with recycling programs.

Sponsors of the 2018 America Recycles Day included American Chemistry Council, Carton Council, H&M, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Keurig Dr Pepper, Merrell, and Northrop Grumman.