SWANA supports recycling and material recovery. Being knowledgeable about your local recycling program rules and committing to Recycle Right at home, at work, and on the go are important steps every person can take to improve local programs this year.
Frank Caponi - SWANA International Past President SWANA
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long-term commitment to helping Americans reduce, reuse, and recycle waste. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand recycling issues, and help you reduce your environmental footprint.
Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA is developing three new waste prevention, reuse, and recycling programs:
Federal legislation that would establish a pilot rural recycling program at the US EPA. This program would award grants to improve recycling accessibility in communities in the same geographic area. This legislature was introduced in the Senate March 3, 2022.
On November 16, 2020 at the America Recycles Summit, Administrator Wheeler announced the National Recycling Goal to increase the U.S. recycling rate to 50 percent by 2030.
EPA is developing a series of strategies to build a circular economy for all. The first part of this series is the National Recycling Strategy, which identifies actions to address challenges facing the U.S. municipal solid waste recycling system.
The draft National Recycling Strategy identifies strategic objectives and actions needed to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective U.S. municipal solid waste recycling system.
The National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System is the product of a multi-stakeholder collaborative effort between federal, local, state and tribal governments; the recycling industry; non-profits; manufacturers; and product brands.
The good news is that prices and demand for recyclables have rebounded and are at—or close to—record highs in the United States and Canada. To find the context for today’s prices or learn why recycling prices have gone up, download SWANA’s new three-page report, “Recycling Markets Have Strongly Recovered Since National Sword”.
Take advantage of SWANA’s Earth Day Media Kit to gain access to a press release template, Earth Day social media graphics, and easy tips to help the planet a better place.