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Improving Recovery Infrastructure

In 2019, 3M also sponsored Closed Loop Partners’ Accelerate Circular Supply Chain Initiative. The overarching goal of this initiative is to evaluate and scale technologies that can meaningfully shift plastics supply chains toward more circular material flows.

Amazon.com, Inc.

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Amazon announced a $10 million investment in Closed Loop Fund as part of its commitment to minimizing waste and making it easier for customers and communities to recycle.

Amcor

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Amcor is a core partner in the New Plastics Economy initiative. We partner with global organizations like Ocean Conservancy and the Earthwatch Institute to increase the collection and recycling of plastic packaging after use and to reduce plastics in the environment. We also participate in regional initiatives to increase the collection and recycling of packaging, including The Recycling Partnership, Materials Recovery for the Future, CEFLEX, REDcycle, and the Chilean Plastics Pact. We anticipate our involvement in local programs will increase as additional projects commence.

Amy’s Kitchen, Inc.

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Currently, we’re evaluating new biodegradable food trays, increasing the percentage of paperboard in our boxes, and advocating locally for recycling and composting efforts.

Berry Global

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Expand and modernize waste infrastructure to increase recovery and prevent loss of plastic into the environment [by 2025]

Campbell Soup Company

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Expand access to recycling and advance the development of infrastructure to improve the collection and recycling of packaging by building and investing in partnerships with peers and industry groups.

Coca-Cola Company, The

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Launching the Every Bottle Back Initiative which will invest $100 million into US recycling infrastructure.

Costco Wholesale

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All locations worldwide have recycling programs that divert waste materials produced through our business operations from landfills. Costco is committed to expanding these programs through partnerships, efficiencies and technologies.

Danone North America

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By 2025, our goal is to have initiated or supported collection and recycling initiatives in each of our top 20 markets (by sales volume, representing around 90% of our total sales). We will step up our investment in private initiatives that strengthen collection and a circular infrastructure, especially in countries where formal systems are absent or in development, or where there is a high risk of leakage into the environment or the oceans.

Dart Container Corp.

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We are inspiring others to invest in secondary material reclamation facilities (MRFs) and committed significant dollars to advance the concept of secondary MRFs in the US.

Diageo

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Accelerate our support for recycling by increasing collaboration, particularly where we have influence, and engaging with Governments, peers and consumers to facilitate improved recycling [by 2025].

Eco-Products

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In 2020, play an active role in the successful expansion of access to commercial composting of foodservice packaging in at least three communities.

Johnson & Johnson

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2020 Goals: In three other markets where recycling infrastructure is less mature engage in partnerships to advocate material recovery and recycling efforts.

Kroger Co., The

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Support the expansion of infrastructure to increase the availability and accessibility of recycling for Our Brands product packaging.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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We’re partnering with the Ocean Legacy Foundation to use recovered plastic from the oceans as a material in our bottles and pots.

LyondellBasell Industries

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Help demonstrate successful plastic waste management in multiple cities and divert millions of tons of plastic waste through Alliance to End Plastic Waste projects [by 2030]

Unlock at least five times our investment to increase the recovery and recycling of plastic and accelerate solutions to end plastic waste [by 2030]

Mars, Incorporated

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10 reuse programs that test new business models by 2025.

McDonald’s

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By 2025, our goal is to recycle guest packaging in 100% of McDonald’s restaurants.

Mondelez International

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Partnerships have been a cornerstone of our work for many years and we have increased our involvement in multi-stakeholder coalitions to address topics such as packaging waste infrastructure and landscape restoration

The company will support industry coalitions and public-private partnerships to develop vital waste-management infrastructure to reduce waste and improve real-world recycling rates.

Nestlé USA

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By 2020: drive alliances with relevant stakeholders to address packaging waste management and marine littering in 10 relevant markets.

PepsiCo

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Partnering to increase and improve recycling infrastructure and building solutions for current and future material streams.

Procter & Gamble

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[By 2020] Conduct pilot studies in both the developed and developing world to understand how to eliminate landfilled/dumped solid waste.

SC Johnson

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SC Johnson will continue its effort to make curbside recycling of flexible plastic film such as Ziploc® brand bags a reality in the U.S.

SC Johnson will address the issue of ocean plastics by increasing recycling rates in Indonesia with the opening of eight recycling centers.

Target

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Support The Recycling Partnership’s mission to improve how more than 25 percent of the U.S. population recycles by 2020

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