The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its framework to tackle the nation’s recycling problems. Following the 2018 America Recycles Summit, EPA worked with the 45 organizations that signed the America Recycles Pledge to form workgroups that align with four action areas:
- Promote Education and Outreach
- Enhance Materials Management Infrastructure
- Strengthen Secondary Material Markets
- Enhance Measurement
The workgroups initiated their meetings in January 2019. Over the subsequent few months, each workgroup identified a vision statement, as well as challenges, opportunities and potential actions within each action area. This summer, the workgroups will focus on initiating implementation of the priority actions identified and evaluating the potential additional ideas for action.