State Conference

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November 2020

Session Five

The Recycling Partnership: 2020 State of Curbside Recycling Report

Thursday, November 199:00am to 10:30am CST

The Recycling Partnership released its 2020 State of Curbside Recycling Report in March of this year. This report is an analysis of the dimensions, performance, stresses, and opportunities for improvement to curbside recycling in the United States. Join contributing author, Rob Taylor, as he provides an overview of the findings in this report and explores the report’s implications for recycling in Louisiana.

Curbside recycling in the U.S. is a very large and complex system that delivers critical environmental and economic benefits and that helps us build a robust Circular Economy. This session will explore how well the system is doing in maximizing the recovery of residential recyclable materials, how the application of best management practices can improve the performance of the system and of individual programs, and how Recycling Partnership resources can help communities in Louisiana take their local recycling programs to the next level.


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Rob TaylorDirector of Grants and Community Development, The Recycling Partnership
Rob helps communities across the country implement best management practices for their public recycling programs. Rob joined The Recycling Partnership staff in February 2018. His career has included 20+ years of work on recycling at the state and local level. Prior to joining The Partnership, Rob served for 8 years at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, overseeing recycling programs for the state and leading efforts to support local government recycling systems. Before working for NC DEQ, Rob worked for 12 years in Orange County, NC where he managed public recycling programs for this community of 140,000 people. Rob’s passion is helping public recycling programs look for options to grow recovery and expand access to waste reduction and recycling services.

2020 Virtual Conference