EPA Releases National Framework for Advancing Recycling System

EPA Releases National Framework for Advancing Recycling System

Arlington, VA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “National Framework for Advancing the US Recycling System.” It is a product of a collaborative effort among stakeholders including the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) that started on America Recycles Day 2018.

“NWRA is proud to support the work of the EPA to improve the national recycling system. We were among the 45 signatories who pledged last year to work together to identify actions to take to address the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. recycling system and we continue to do so,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

While the benefits of recycling are clear, growing and strengthening the U.S. recycling system to support domestic industries and enhance environmental and community benefits will require collaboration with stakeholders. Through the pledge, organizations like NWRA are committed to leveraging their collective expertise, strengths and resources to build a more resilient national recycling system.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association