Tetra Pak Highlights Latest Collaborative Effort to Impact Recycling and Recovery
Tetra Pak is committed to supporting local partnerships and projects to help increase recycling rates. This report provides an overview of a recent collaborative effort called CART - the Coalition to Advance Recovery in Tennessee. It also shares the results of a recycling system gap analysis performed in one key region of the state - the Memphis Area.
The data gathered during the Memphis Region Gap Analysis presents a way to measure uptake of recycling best practices, provides recycling program details and benchmarks performance for municipalities and counties in the region. It also provides clear opportunities to develop hub and spoke recycling systems in this city region.
Joe Nunes, Neighborhood Services Manager, Germantown, TN and Shelby County regional solid waste planning board chair said, “The gap analysis process was very useful to help identify opportunities for improvement in our recycling program through benchmarking best practices in other municipalities, and provided insight into the success of our program on key performance metrics.”
Increasing material recovery in Tennessee to the national average and beyond will further the interests of both the public and private sectors. It will produce thousands of processing and manufacturing jobs and build upon an existing, steady base of infrastructure in the state. Local industries are hungry for the additional feedstock and it makes sound business sense to use local materials.
We invite you to read the report, available for download below.
For more information you can contact Scott Byrne, Environmental Specialist for Tetra Pak U.S. & Canada.