Organic recycling is important for many reasons. Organics comprise about half of our national waste stream. If we get organics recycling right, we have a good chance to meet our national and state objectives for waste reduction and recycling, landfill reduction, and carbon reduction. If we don’t, we won’t.
For AORA, the national voice of the organics recycling industry, COVID-19 was a big opportunity. It gave us time and capacity to reposition AORA and the industry for a future with greater national collaboration and significant growth.

The visible evidence of this change is in four foundational documents:

The strategy is a roadmap designed to take the industry from a solid existing base to recognition as a world leader in the recycling of organics waste streams, for its innovative and efficient processing into desirable products, and for the relevance, quality, and economic and environmental value of these products.

This Strategy will answer the two key questions:
  1.      How do we get to 80% recycling of organics by 2025 and 95% by 2030?
  2.      How do we remove the obstacles?

Join us online on Wednesday our Annual Members Forum to find out more about the National Industry Strategy.

If you cannot make that, keep an eye out for our member webinars which will introduce the Strategy and give you the opportunity to ask questions of me or the AORA Board.

The future is here!

Peter Olah
National Executive Officer