In a new move to unite sustainability powerhouses in the industry, the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance (SWEEP) welcomes Earth911 and the US Composting Council as its newest members. The United States Composting Council (USCC) brings a diverse array of professional voices to the table, from researchers to manufacturers to lobbyists. Their mission is to advance commercial compost manufacturing and marketing, including the training, certification, and education for compost facility operators, testers, and advocates.

The USCC helps create synergy in the composting industry by bringing professionals together ever since their first conference in 1992. Today, they host the COMPOST2024 annual conference for their more than 800 members (500 of which are manufacturers of compost). This helps make the USCC one of the leading sources of industry information and research in the industry.

Earth911 began as an Arizona-centric recycling database in the 90’s. Today, they’re still the largest recycling database in the US. As an organization, they advocate for change by inspiring everyday people to reduce their impact by using less, reusing more, and constantly making small improvements through their daily decisions.

They help millions of people find local end-of-use options for products and packaging using the largest curated directory of reuse, donation, and recycling locations, municipal curbside collection programs, and mail-in recycling options. They also help educate and inform consumers, businesses, and communities to inspire thought and facilitate earth-positive consumer decisions.

By joining SWEEP, Earth911 and the USCC broaden their outreach via research, special groups, networking, and the chance to reshape industry standards. This collaboration, uniting different players around sustainable materials management (SMM), continues to open doors for creative solutions from every corner of the country.

Be sure to register for and join SWEEP’s free November webinar where Earth911 will be our guest discussing how to build circular economies from the grassroots. November 30th, 2PM ET/11AM PT.

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