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New Website Offers Resources to Boost California's Recycling Rate

Released 6/20/2018
California has an ambitious goal of 75-percent recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020. The Foodservice Packaging Institute's new website,, aims to assist the state in making progress toward this goal.

"California has the potential to recycle and compost more foodservice packaging, whether through curbside or in-store programs,"said Lynn Dyer, president of Foodservice Packaging Institute. "The foodservice packaging industry is pleased to provide this online tool that will hopefully lead to the recovery of more quality materials." 

The website's free resources are tailored toward key stakeholders, including communities, material recovery facilities, composters, anaerobic digestion facilities and recycling end markets. Resources include overviews of California-specific recycling and composting studies, an interactive map of end markets, information sheets for materials recovery facilities, resident outreach materials, and more.

In addition, foodservice operators looking to meet the state's mandatory commercial recycling laws will find a simple five-step toolkit to assist them with starting a program to recycle or compost foodservice packaging in-store. The toolkit may be found at

A free webinar entitled "Maximizing Recycling Goals with Outreach" will take place June 26 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Presenters will highlight the opportunities for California communities, recyclers, composters and end markets to recover more foodservice packaging.  To register for the webinar, visit

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