The report features two chapters – Global Trends, which focuses on policy and consumer trends impacting waste; and The Shifting Landscape of Retail Waste and Recovery and Leading Retail Practices, which discusses how these trends shape retail’s approach to waste and identifies best practices.
- Retailers have a role to play in supporting the health of the recycling system by creating demand for recycled materials through commitments and procurement strategies.
- Customers want to know where material is going and what it made in to. Retailers can build trust and commitment with consumers with transparent reporting requirements for their waste and recycling programs.
- Retailers should expect growing pressure from consumers and regulators to participate and be part of solutions for the packaging they introduce to the market and, therefore, into community waste and recycling programs.
- With the continued growth of e-commerce, retailers are taking innovative steps to combat waste associated with distribution packaging and to shift the model of consumer purchasing.
The report, which was developed in collaboration with Resource Recycling Systems (RSS), can be found here.
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The Retail Compliance Center (RCC) provides resources on environmental compliance and sustainability for all types and sizes of retailers. The RCC’s goal is to develop retail-specific resources, tools and innovative solutions to help companies cost-effectively improve their compliance and environmental performance.
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