Berry Global Group Inc. is joining the Recycling Partnership, a non-profit group working to boost residential curbside recycling in America.
"By collaborating with the Recycling Partnership, we will be assisting in their efforts to further expand access to recycling in cities and towns across the United States," Berry CEO Tom Salmon said in a statement.
The Recycling Partnership said it has helped more 500 communities, representing more than 26 million households, improve recycling during the past three years.
A key approach is to help communities switch to recycling carts, which provide more room for materials and are easier to wheel to the curb when compared with bins. The Falls Church, Va.-based partnership also provides educational and technical support to help boost recycling rates.
"Recycling in the U.S. is far from perfect," said Keefe Harrison, CEO of the partnership, in a statement. Partnership. "Working closely with industry leaders like Berry allows us to expand access to recycling in communities across the nation."
Evansville, Ind.-based Berry is a $7.1 billion company that makes a vast array of plastics-based products, including packaging, nonwovens and engineered materials.