Recycling and composting programs are crucial for any sustainability plan — and those plans are more widespread than ever. Nearly 90 percent of the business leaders surveyed in a Deloitte study said they invest in sustainable resource management, with half of them citing the lower cost of waste reduction, recycling, and composting as the top driver for these actions. Those companies didn’t have to develop their programs alone; help is available.
If you’re looking for ways to help fund existing institutional recycling or composting efforts in the United States — your first stop will probably be the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But assistance for sustainable materials management in the U.S. doesn’t stop at the federal level. States also provide resources that can help companies and institutions succeed with their green materials management initiatives.
Additionally, This-Element is equipped to assist in the development of sustainable procurement programs for recyclable and compositable disposable food & beverage packaging.