Field Report: Waste Diversion Meeting in DC

On December 12, I went down to Washington, D.C., to an all-day event hosted by our office there, which convened ten of the most influential and active groups who are also working to keep foodservice packaging out of our landfills. Organizations represented included the Container Recycling Institute, Elemental Impact, Foodservice Packaging Institute, the Glass Packaging Institute, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Keep America Beautiful, the National Restaurant Association, Resource Recycling Services, and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. We presented our most recent work with our Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), heard about what they're doing, discussed plans for 2013, and began exploring opportunities for collaboration to ensure that we can support and highlight each organization's projects and achievements.