WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition of The Recycling Partnership is celebrating the How2Recycle upgrade of rigid polypropylene (PP) containers to Widely Recycled in the United States. This important milestone comes as the Coalition marks its two-year anniversary.
Launched in July 2020, the coalition brings together stakeholders from across the PP value chain – from resin suppliers and manufacturers to consumer products and recycling processors – to improve PP recovery and recycling in the US and the end markets for recycling to develop further from PP.
In the two years since the coalition’s inception, its catalytic grants have proven highly successful, rapidly influencing the recycling system. The coalition has awarded 24 grants totaling $6.7 million, including four grants to be announced in August, to help sort and educate communities across the United States. As a result, access to curbside PP recycling will improve for around 8% of households, benefitting over 20 million people and increasing the amount of PP recovered by an estimated £25 million per year for established domestic end markets. The speed at which the coalition has been able to make an impact can be attributed to the commitment of its members and the strong desire of material reclamation facilities (MRFs) to collect and sort this valuable asset.
“Achieving success for challenging materials is not often heard in our industry. It was only two years ago that we recognized the challenges faced by polypropylene recycling and its uncertain future. With the formation of the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, we have made a commitment to lean on and take action to support the material to lead ourselves and the industry towards a more circular future,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership. “The The power of collaboration across the value chain is evidenced by this significant system-wide shift for…