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U.S. EPA Hosts America Recycles Day Summit

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler presided over an America Recycles Day summit involving a wide range of stakeholders in the recycling industry, corporate brands, U.S. federal and state officials, and environmental NGOs.

I had the opportunity to meet Acting Administrator Wheeler in a small group gathering before the meeting, expressing our thanks to the agency for all the support they have shown to our industry and to reiterate our top-line messages about scrap versus waste definitions and generating demand for recyclable materials.

In the summit event, many participants had the opportunity to give a brief synopsis of how they see the future of recycling in the United States, and I expanded on the topics noted above. In the end, we were asked to sign on to a high-level pledge to work together “to build on our existing efforts to address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system…”

Please contact Adina Renee Adler if you have any questions about the event.

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