Municipal Partnership Initiative
Municipal Partnerships Initiative (MPI) is a working group of municipal recycling professionals. It was launched in October 2002 in accordance with the Milk Container Recycling Program’s long-term strategic plan. The MPI was developed as a means to identify, develop and re-invest in select operational initiatives to minimize costs of municipal collection and increase the recovery of milk containers in Alberta.
The goals of MPI are to increase the recovery of milk containers, to increase access to milk container recycling opportunities, to reduce municipalities’/Recycling Authorities’ net costs of recycling milk containers, and to facilitate the implementation of program improvements. MPI aims to achieve these goals by working with municipalities to identify and invest in system improvements, by helping to develop end markets for collected materials, and by establishing baseline information and measures of program performance.
To fulfill this mandate, MPI is led by a small group of municipal recycling coordinators that oversees a dedicated annual budget subject to guidelines and criteria set out in the initiative’s charter. Since inception, the MPI Working Group has spearheaded a variety of initiatives that include the following:
If you are interested in learning more about these studies, please contact Roberta Windrum at the Alberta Dairy Council Milk Container Recycling Program: 1.877.414.5847, or firstname.lastname@example.org.