A “fair” intended to encourage recycling innovations will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Washington, DC.

The first-ever America Recycles Innovation Fair, which is open to the public, is aimed at finding ways to enhance the U.S. recycling infrastructure, creating new markets for recycled materials, and improving education and outreach about recycling, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

Hosted by the EPA, in partnership with the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Keep America Beautiful, the Solid Waste Association of North America, and The Recycling Partnership, the Innovation Fair will feature entrepreneurs from across the recycling system showcasing their innovative products, services, outreach, and technologies. The event is timed to coincide with America Recycles Day.

“Spurring innovation in the domestic recycling industry helps protect the environment, saves valuable resources, creates jobs and provides high-quality materials for American manufacturers,” said Wheeler.

The EPA says it is collaborating with stakeholders from across the recycling system to identify specific actions to address the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. recycling system. These organizations are committed to leveraging their collective expertise, strengths, and resources to address these challenges and opportunities.

The America Recycles Innovation Fair will be held from 1-6 p.m. ET in the Ronald Reagan Building, 2nd Floor Pavilion Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

If you plan to attend, register at https://americarecyclesinnovationfair.eventbrite.com.

To learn more about the Innovation Fair visit: https://www.epa.gov/americarecycles/2019-america-recycles-innovation-fair.

To find other America Recycles Day events and opportunities to volunteer, see Keep America Beautiful’s website: https://americarecyclesday.org/events

To learn about EPA’s America Recycles efforts: www.epa.gov/AmericaRecycles