Three Cities Add Foodservice Packaging to Curbside Recycling Programs


Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky are part of a growing number of cities recycling foodservice packaging at the curb. A combined 460,000 households in these three cities can recycle take-out packaging like paper and plastic cups, containers, pizza and sandwich boxes, and paper bags in their curbside carts and bins, thanks in part to the Foodservice Packaging Institute.

"We were thrilled to help these communities add foodservice packaging to their curbside programs," said Lynn Dyer, president of FPI. "Our approach relies on strong end markets partnering with recycling processors, and communities educating their residents to ensure these materials are recycled properly." 

FPI spent five years on extensive research to understand the real more at Foodservice Packaging Institute.