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U.S. EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy

October 5, 2020

On Oct. 5, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft National Recycling Strategy for public input.  The strategy organizes high-level actions around three strategic objectives to improve the U.S. recycling system: 1) reduce contamination, 2) increase processing efficiency, and 3) improve markets.  The draft strategy is available for public comment through December 4, 2020.

The draft strategy takes a look at what factors are stressing the recycling system in the United States today from confusion about which materials can be recycled to reduced markets for those products.  To read the National Recycling Strategy and provide comments visit: https://www.epa.gov/americarecycles/national-recycling-strategy-and-framework-advancing-us-recycling-system.

EPA plans to discuss recycling further and release national recycling goals at the America Recycles Day Summit on November 17, 2020. To learn more about the America Recycles efforts visit: https://www.epa.gov/americarecycles.

For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at melinda.tomaino@agc.org.

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