Materials Recovery & Recycling

Recapturing the value of materials after their initial use

Globally, more than 2 billion tons of waste are produced every year and billions of dollars are spent sending resources to landfill, releasing greenhouse gases and contributing to climate change. There is a misalignment between the amount of materials produced today––from packaging to consumer products––and the infrastructure available to recover, process and return them after use to supply chains. Technological inefficiencies and a diversity of material formats that don’t align with the market realities of recycling and composting facilities have resulted in bottlenecks across the system. Alongside design innovation and reuse, it’s important that we grow and strengthen recovery infrastructure to recapture the value of materials already in circulation.

Across Closed Loop Partners, we work to strengthen and grow the infrastructure necessary to collect, recover, re-manufacture and resell materials after their initial use. This includes optimizing mechanical recycling systems, alongside newer molecular recycling technologies and organics recovery infrastructure. 

Recycling Infrastructure

Molecular Recycling Technologies

Organics Infrastructure

Learn More Our Focus Areas

  • Recycling

    Supporting and developing recycling facilities across the United States.

  • Molecular Recycling Technologies

    Assessing the role of molecular recycling technologies in a circular economy.

  • Organics

    Strengthening the collection and processing of organics, compostable packaging and food scraps.