Solving the plastic and packaging crisis in America requires an effective and consistent recycling system—a system that does not exist today. Together with the Recycling Leadership Council (RLC), the Food Marketing Institute has announced a plan to reimagine recycling in America and help protect the long-term health of our planet for generations to come. 

Representing the nation’s food retailers and their product supplier partners as a member of the RLC, Andy Harig, vice president of tax, trade, sustainability and policy development at FMI, offered comment on the release of the blueprint: 

“The food industry is actively engaged in finding modern and scalable solutions across the entire recycling ecosystem,” said Harig. “It is particularly important we work together to develop goals for sustainable operations, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting government requirements, material availability and evolving consumer behavior challenging the packaging environment. We look forward to being a collaborative partner of the Recycling Leadership Council.”

Learn more about our Blueprint for America’s Recycling System and how this coalition of stakeholders is pursuing big ideas to increase recycling across America. 

Recycling Leadership Council