-NWRA Staff
November 16, 2021

NWRA Supports Policies that Strengthen Recycling Markets in EPA’s National Recycling Strategy

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its National Recycling Strategy. The U.S. recycling system faces many challenges, including reduced markets for recycled materials, recycling infrastructure and confusion about what can be recycled.

“We believe the EPA has identified the right objectives to support making recycling resilient and strong,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “NWRA supports policies that strengthen recycling markets and reduce contamination. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the EPA on these issues.”

NWRA previously commented on the EPA’s National Recycling Strategy when the comment period was open.


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