Whether voluntary or regulated, manufacturers, brands, and retailers are taking on more responsibility in end-of-life management of materials they produce. RRS supports trade associations, pre-competitive collaborations, NGOs, EPR programs, and government entities in stewarding materials through group formation and facilitation, research and analysis, pilot testing, and planning and implementation of programs.
Carton Council of North America: Provided data research and analysis, communications and outreach, and policy/legislative monitoring to increase carton recycling access throughout North America.
Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA): Conducted field work, conceptual design, and modeling to inform CSSA’s efforts to produce a metric that represents the impacts of material characteristics on the cost of recycling system activities.
Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF): Conducted technical and material recovery facility (MRF) material flow research, communications, and pilot testing to identify single-stream flexible plastic packaging recovery process.
Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI): Conducted research and analysis, and developed communications and outreach to advance recovery of single-use foodservice packaging materials including cups, plates, trays, bags, containers, and utensils.
Glass Recycling Coalition: Led the formation and provided research, planning, management, and communications to promote best practices for strengthening glass recycling.
Fibre Box Association (FBA): Researched and identified current challenges and opportunities to increase the recovery of corrugated packaging including the status of recovery of OCC from residential households.