EPA’s Wheeler and 44 others pledge to create a ‘more resilient materials economy’
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and 44 of the top stakeholders in U.S. recycling signed a pledge on America Recycles Day to “work together to build on our existing efforts to address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system and identify solutions that create a more resilient materials economy and protect the environment.”
Nov. 15, 2018
By Cole Rosengren
During the inaugural EPA Recycling Summit, Wheeler outlined four key areas for the group to collaborate on over the coming year: education and outreach, enhancing materials management infrastructure, strengthening secondary materials markets, and enhancing measurement.
An accompanying proclamation from the Trump administration highlighted the opportunity to continue “tremendous progress” on recycling by “redoubling our efforts to ensure resilient local recycling systems that support our economy and our environment” and working together to “build a stronger America for future generations.”