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Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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.

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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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.

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).

For polystyrene (PS) packaging, we will follow a dual strategy: significantly reduce our dependency on this material while collaborating to develop the first recycling streams.

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].

We are also determined to advocate for and drive increased investment in recycling in markets where we operate, particularly where the recycling industry is in early stages of development such as Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa.


Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

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Although we cannot mandate recycling in our restaurants, which are 100% franchisee-owned and operated, we are committed to providing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in the U.S. with the tools for environmental stewardship in their restaurants.


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In 2018, support establishing a baseline of the U.S. population with access to composting facilities that accept compostable foodservice packaging. By 2020, play an active role in the successful expansion of access to commercial composting of foodservice packaging in at least three communities.

General Mills, Inc.

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We partner with industry and community organizations such as the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers to improve recycling effectiveness and availability.

Target key raw materials with dedicated “resource chain” projects to establish new flows of recycled materials. By August 2020, close at least two material loops (material loops not currently existing in a region) for post-consumer waste.

Johnson & Johnson

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2020 Goals: In three other markets [besides U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada] where recycling infrastructure is less mature engage in partnerships to advocate material recovery and recycling efforts.

In addition, in the United States, we continue to support the Closed Loop Fund, a social impact fund dedicated to improving recycling infrastructure and increasing the recycling of products and packaging.

Keurig Dr Pepper

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We’re investing $5 million over five years in the Closed Loop Fund to support the expansion of recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies that advance the circular economy.


Kroger Co., The

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Kroger will support the expansion of infrastructure to increase the availability and accessibility of recycling for Our Brands packaging through industry, governmental and non-governmental forums, where feasible.

We operate in-store recycling centers for customers to recycle items such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), plastic bags, batteries, paint and more. We will continue to invest in reducing our waste streams and increasing our recycling capabilities going forward.

Mars, Incorporated

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Identify and support the development of new technologies and innovations that expand the amount of packaging material that can be recycled


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

The aspiration is to provide options for recycling paper, cans and plastic fractions by 2025.


Mondelez International

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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.

Partner to increase packaging recovery and recycling rates by partnering with associations and governments globally and with cross-sector coalitions such as the Closed Loop Fund to implement long-term solutions.

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

Starbucks Coffee Company

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We remain committed to recycling and will work to double the number of stores and communities with access to cup recycling.

When we move into existing properties, as part of the design process, our Design teams consider ways to improve energy efficiency and water conservation and to develop recycling infrastructure.

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

Add the How2Recycle label to all owned-brand packaging by 2020 (where space allows).

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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We have also committed to invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, a technical solution to recycle multi-layered sachets, particularly for coastal areas which are most at risk of plastics leaking into the ocean.

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