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Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition Host Joint Recycling Market Development Workshop

Recycling Organizations Come Together in Memphis, Tennessee, to Address Challenges and Opportunities in a Recycling System in Transition

Published 02-03-20

Submitted by Keep America Beautiful

To kick off the 2020 Keep America Beautiful®National Conference, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful is leading  a one-day Recycling Market Development Workshop on Feb. 11, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee, with the National Recycling Coalition and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The workshop aims to engage recycling professionals in a dialogue about their current and evolving roles in supporting recycling markets and programs in a changing market. Attendees will hear about innovative recycling infrastructure developments and recycling education programs. Other topic discussions include state-level recycling market development and the marketability of materials and innovations in recycling.

“We need to develop and strengthen markets and infrastructure to meet the changing waste stream and identify a consistent way to measure that progress,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “Innovation and partnership are critical to provide solutions that  improve our recycling infrastructure in our pursuit of creating a circular economy. We’re pleased to work in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and the EPA to dramatically improve the state of recycling in America.”

Key events throughout the day include:

  • 9:30- 10:30 a.m. - Brands Commitment to Recycling Market Development, Buy Recycled, Demand Champions
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. - State Level Recycling Market Development
  • 11:30-12 p.m. - Interactive Discussion and Polling Session – Consumer Recycling Education Challenges
  • 1:00-2:15 p.m. - Recycling from Curb to MRF to Market
  • 2:45-4:00 p.m. - Innovations in Recycling in the US
To register for the workshop, click here.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at


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Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a powerful national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment.

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