“We know from experience and research that providing lidded curbside recycling carts is part of the solution to curbing marine debris in developed countries,” says Keefe Harrison, CEO, The Recycling Partnership. “By providing households with a lidded container, we can help ensure that recyclables stay in the recycling stream and don’t end up in our oceans, rivers and lakes. We’re thrilled to have this grant to support much-needed recycling infrastructure in coastal and waterway communities. We look forward to partnering with more companies and organizations to build on The
Marine debris is a global crisis for the world's waterways and oceans, and an imminent concern for consumers, communities and industries. By 2050, it's estimated that there will be more marine debris than fish in the ocean. Approximately 80% of marine debris comes from land-based sources.
In July, The Recycling Partnership will invite communities to apply for the coastal community cart-based grants at www.recyclingpartnership.org. The grants will be awarded on a rolling basis with work to follow shortly after in the selected communities.
As part of the cart grants, The Recycling Partnership will team up with local organizations for a litter/beach cleanup initiative. The organization also will solidify best practices to serve as a roadmap for local governments to implement in other coastal and waterway communities.
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