16 Dec 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy on 23 November 2021, in San Francisco. The strategy aims to address recycling challenges faced by the nation and create a more resilient and cost-effective method for recycling municipal solid waste. According to the 2021 strategy, the EPA will address the climate impacts related to the production, use, and disposal of materials. The Agency’s strategy focuses on impacts on human health and the environment caused by waste and waste-related facilities in overburdened communities, reflecting its commitment to environmental justice.
EPA is ensuring that historically underserved and overburdened communities will benefit from its work, as it moves forward with this strategy. This strategy will not only make historic investments in recycling, but will transform recycling and solid waste management across the country, creating jobs and strengthening the economy.
As part of the implementation of the 2021 Strategy, EPA will work with stakeholders over the next few months. For the strategy’s ambitious goals to be achieved, EPA will work with communities, local, state, federal, and tribal partners, as well as public and private stakeholders. The EPA looks forward to providing support to state and local agencies who are working on these issues.
The state of California has a major role to play in this year by making sure that materials are recycled through remanufacturing in their state, including:
The Agency’s strategy focuses on how it will perform in the following areas, going forward:
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