CONTAINER RECYCLING INSTITUTE

Rating: 5 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 4361 Keystone Ave. Culver City CA 90232 USA

Mission: CRI's mission is to make North America a global model for the collection and quality recycling of packaging materials. We envision a world where no material is wasted, and the environment is protected. We succeed because companies and people collaborate to create a strong, sustainable domestic economy.
Geographic areas served: global, with emphasis on United States
Programs: CRI focuses on two broad program areas: public education/outreach; and research/technical assistance. WIthin the former category, CRI maintains two websites and a listserv; distributes via e-mail a "Weekly Headlines"; distributes numerous reports, fact sheets, Powerpoints and other publications; publishes a periodic newsletter covering national and state news and features about container recycling and deposit legislation; offers periodic webinars and serves as a panelist in webinars hosted by others; gives frequent media interviews; answers queries from citizens, the media, organizations, governments and businesses; provides expert testimony before state and federal lawmakers; presents at recycling conferences; organizes special recycling summits; contributes articles to professional journals and trade publications; and responds as needed to articles and reports by others. Under the category of research and technical assistance, CRI produces the Beverage Market Data Analysis (BMDA), a definitive compiling and analysis of container consumption and recycling trends in all 50 states and the U.S. as a whole; produces fact sheets and other documents for state coalitions; and produces special reports, including "The 10¢ Incentive to Recycle," "Trashed Cans: The Global Environmental Effects of Aluminum Can Wasting in America," "Beverage Container Deposit Systems in the United States" and "Returning to Work: Understanding the Domestic Jobs Impacts from Different Methods of Recycling Beverage Containers."
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CRI gives me recycling news when they're not crunching numbers. What's not to love? Thanks CRI!

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CRI is an impressive organization that will continue to thrive by making this world a cleaner, less wasteful place to live. CRI’s ability to conduct research and provide relevant, meaningful data is why it will continue to succeed in this ever-changing world. We should not take CRI’s work for granted.

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I have been aware of CRI for the past six months and rely on them for recycling news. They are a wonderful organization and one I highly recommend. Great work, CRI!

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For being such a small organization, I am constantly impressed by the work and outreach of this group. They have definitely influenced many of my personal and professional actions when concerning container recycling and general environmental accountability. A+++

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I am always so grateful to see the work CRI does. Without CRI the cutting edge research on packaging recycling would not see the light of day. They are one of a kind and do so much to keep our planet free from waste - they are a steward of the environment and should be thanked.

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Since 2009 when I started working on Deposit legislation for Texas, CRI has never failed to provide accurate, current, defendable, data that has proven repeatedly, to validate national and international claims of deposit legislation working in multiple states, and countries, over multiple years. The research behind CRI's publications stand the test of time and reflect professional, intellectual, transparent research. I cannot speak highly enough about this organization's goal, of making this world a better place, with factual data and commitment of purpose.

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The Container Recycling Institute provides invaluable information, education and outreach to help people understand why recycling is so important for protecting our environment! The website is very user friendly and filled with great information. Recycling is one of the most important things we can do to protect our environment, reduce trash pollution and help reduce global warming. Way to go, CRI!

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