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Our Platform

To endorse the CRADLE² platform, please enter your information in the form below.  Public interest organizations also have the option of becoming campaign partners.  For more information about what becoming an endorser or partner means, click here. OUR PLATFORM We call for state policies that allocate responsibility to producers for creating the foundation of a cradle-to-cradle economy.  Effective policies: 1.     Establish producer responsibility as the primary approach for managing discarded products and packaging:  Governments adopt producer responsibility policies for nearly all […]

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EPR for Packaging

Members of the CRADLE2 Coalition developed Public Interest Principles for Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Packaging, hereafter referred to as the Packaging Platform.  The purpose of the Packaging Platform is to identify and clarify public interest principles that should be included in EPR packaging legislation and implementation.  The target audiences are policy makers and stakeholders engaged in EPR policy debates. The Platform has been thoroughly vetted and peer reviewed by experts in the fields of zero waste, product stewardship and sustainable […]

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Who We Are

The CRADLE² coalition is a national alliance of public interest organizations working to make products and packaging more sustainable.  CRADLE2 represents organizations and citizens across the nation united by our common concern about the squandering of our natural resources, the impacts of waste on climate change, and the loss of jobs from wasting valuable, recyclable materials in landfills and incinerators.  We are also concerned about the human and environmental health impacts of toxic chemicals used in everyday products, and the […]

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Every year, Americans throw away the equivalent of 50 Great Pyramids worth of “trash.” The products and packaging that we discard represent staggering amounts of natural resources, including oil and other energy sources required to manufacture products from virgin materials. The health impacts of toxic chemicals used in everyday products threaten our health and the environment, and there is a disproportionate impact on low-income communities from the improper management of these materials. Our “throw-away” society did not happen by accident. […]

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