Sappi North America has joined on as a new funding partner of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate funding to improve recycling efforts in communities across the country. In doing so, the company will be working to help transform recycling nationwide, increase materials recovery, and reduce the creation of greenhouse gases that add to climate change.
Since 2015, The Recycling Partnership has invested more than $27 million of corporate funding in recycling infrastructure. Each new funder expands The Partnership's reach to improve recycling through local and national work.
"Sappi North America has been part of The Recycling Partnership through the Recycling Works in Publishing," says Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership. "We are grateful to have them now on board as a direct partner. The work Sappi has done throughout Maine and beyond with co-funding pedestrian recycling bins has been very successful. We look forward to working with their team on generating new ideas and partnerships to improve recycling in cities and towns across the United States."
For the last two years, Thompson has served as the chair of Recycling Works in Publishing (RWIP), a member of The Recycling Partnership. Last fall, Sappi worked with The Partnership to launch a recycling cart program in the city of Portland, Maine, increasing access to recycling for the city's residents. The Portland project is helping to inform a greater collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy and its Trash Free Seas initiative, a public awareness program that educates consumers and reduces pollution in the world's oceans. Sappi is also a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), and a supporter of ASTRX, a joint initiative between SPC and The Recycling Partnership, which aims to increase recycling by strengthening each element of the materials supply chain to create reliable and valuable manufacturing feedstock.
The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to transform recycling for good in towns all across America.