America Recycles Day Symposium

Keep America Beautiful, in celebration of America Recycles Day (Nov. 15), hosted the 2018 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington, D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper.

The “State of Recycling” Forum is hosted annually by Keep America Beautiful to provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing recycling in the United States, as well as addressing critical topics that impact and can be influenced by industry stakeholders, government, and individuals. T

This year’s topic was “Cleaning Up Recycling: Motivating Individuals to Recycle.” The first part of the forum included a presentation by Wesley Schultz, Ph.D. Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, California State University, titled "Promoting Recycling Behavior:  What Works." The second portion continued with a Town Hall Focus Group Panel, which involved a facilitated group discussion of individual recyclers, nonrecyclers, MRF operators, haulers, recycling end-market, and local government officials with recycling programs.

Sponsors of this year’s America Recycles Day included American Chemistry Council, Carton Council, H&M, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Keurig Dr Pepper, Merrell and Northrop Grumman. 

Wesley Schultz Presentation:

Videos from “State of Recycling” Forum

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Part 2: