USA: Project to Modernize Recycling Collection in Baltimore

Funded by a public-private partnership, the project would advance safer, more efficient, and equitable recycling access for nearly 200,000 Baltimore households, The Recycling Partnership informed.

Last year, the City of Baltimore had launched the delivery of nearly 200,000 curbside recycling carts, which was expected to be completed in early 2022. The project (worth about 10 million US-Dollar) is estimated to increase recycling output per household by 80 percent and generate as much as 40 million pounds of new recyclables each year. “The initiative to bring equitable curbside recycling access to the City’s 609,000 residents was made possible by a groundbreaking collaboration brought together by The Recycling Partnership, with the American Beverage Association’s Every Bottle Back initiative, Closed Loop Partners, Dow, the Baltimore Civic Fund, and Rehrig Pacific,” the information said. The program would also help collect and recycle nearly 30 million new pounds of plastic over ten years, including 16 million new pounds of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), commonly found in beverage bottles.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2022, Page 12)