5 Gyre Institute

    The 5 Gyres Institute is dedicated to the elimination of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and watersheds through Education, Scientific Research and Action-Based Solutions. Utilizing research-based findings, we engage youth, corporate partners, policymakers, and the public to reduce plastic pollution.

Basel Network Action (BAN)

    From their website, “BAN’s mission is to champion global environmental health and justice by ending toxic trade, catalyzing a toxic-free future, and campaigning for everyone’s right to a clean environment.

Break Free from Plastic

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Container Recycling Institute (CRI)

     CRI’s mission is to make North America a global model for the collection and quality recycling of packaging materials. Besides creating and maintaining a database of information on container and packaging generation, disposal, recovery and recycling in the United States and abroad, they also produce research on policies and practices that empower communities to reduce waste, and much more. Their approach is science based.

Garbage ART

     Photo exhibit of art made from common household trash compiled by Vitaly Friendman

Glass Recycling Coalition

     Founded in 2016, after it became apparent that single stream contaminates glass. The organization promotes best practices in glass recycling, strengthen markets and the value chain, and provides solution-oriented resources for local and state governments.

Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR)

     The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.

Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)

     The Natural Resources Defense Council’s purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)

     Scott Cassel, the CEO and founder of the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI).

Recycling Associations

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Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

     Their Scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems such as global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Waste and Recycling Trade Journals

Zero Waste USA

      From their website, “A major hub of the broad and diverse Zero Waste movement, Zero Waste USA’s mission is to facilitate the transition to a just world without waste, promote the Zero Waste brand – No Burn, No Bury, No Toxics, and insure it is not diluted by short term interests.”

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