Future 500 | Stakeholder Engagement Experts, Aligning Power with Purpose
Menu

Since our inception, Future 500 has been at the forefront of recycling policy and materials stewardship.  In fact, our engagement model pulls from the success of a corporate-NGO alliance built by our founder to pass the CA bottle bill.

As we look to the future, we acknowledge that the US needs a more comprehensive recycling structure that encompasses a broader waste stream and helps us increase stagnant recycling rates. In that regard, Future 500 led a four part multi-stakeholder “Dialogue” series to drive innovative waste management policies.  We specifically sought to address what Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy might mean for the United States, a proven recycling structure implemented in dozens of countries across the globe.


As a result of these discussions, new momentum was injected into the waste debate, leading to efforts across the country around voluntary and regulatory approaches from both industry and recycling  advocates alike.

Our goal is to engage in these discussions and connect a diverse range of stakeholders to find areas of common ground.  Addressing the US waste problem is an important ingredient to sustainable consumption of resources and we are continuously striving to make waste an important pillar to the corporate sector.

 

What are we doing?

Future 500 is continually engaging key stakeholders in this arena to leverage the supply chain power of retailers and other companies to drive innovative waste management policies. See more.

Program Staff

Related Resources

View More Resources ›

April 13, 2014 /

A New Source of Jobs for India’s Rural Women? (Hint: It’s in Your Shampoo)

Among the rocky beaches, mudflats, and lagoons that line the southeastern tip of India, it’s...

April 12, 2014 /

How the Recycling Movement Eats its Young

The work we do at Future 500 often moves my responsibilities across a diverse array...

January 16, 2014 /

What is Good Food?

Listen to our CEO, Bill Shireman, discuss “What is Good Food?” at the most recent...

Search the Sites

Subscribe to our Newsletter