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New, environmental nonprofit Delterra adopts’s Rethinking Recycling as its first flagship initiative
Oct 11, 2021 | 4 min read

McKinsey & Company is a founding partner of the environmental nonprofit, and will continue its support of the Rethinking Recycling initiative.

Today the new, independent environmental…

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Rethinking Recycling is now the flagship initiative of a new, independent nonprofit Delterra!
Oct 04, 2021 | 1 min read


Rethinking Recycling now has a new home – Delterra.

Delterra is an independent environmental non-profit, whose vision is a world where human activities protect…

Meet Rethinking Recycling team members who are making environmentally sustainable choices in their personal lives
Jul 08, 2021 | 6 min read

Happy #PlasticFreeJuly everyone! This month commemorates the growing global movement where individuals are challenged to reduce their everyday consumption of single-use plastic. As you know, our team members help manage…

Rethinking Recycling Academy and Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, partner to transform waste management system in Ubung Kaja, Bali
May 25, 2021 | 4 min read

Denpasar, Indonesia (25/3) – Rethinking Recycling Academy, a recently-launched capacity building program of, has partnered with Plastic Smart Cities Initiative to transform the waste management ecosystem in the village…

Reimagining Community Education in Bali to drive better Recycling behaviors
Mar 18, 2021 | 4 min read

Recycling in Indonesia is broken. Use of single-use plastic is surging and landfills are overflowing into surrounding communities, causing widespread environmental, economic and social damage. In Bali over 80% of…

Co-designing with the community, for the community in Argentina
Mar 10, 2021 | 3 min read
A behind the scenes look at the launch of GIRO’s first pilot in Olavarría

This week our Argentina team launched their first pilot of the GIRO recycling program in Olavarría. For…

Press Release: CLOCC partners with the Rethinking Recycling Academy to develop digital training materials for recycling and waste management systems in Indonesia
Feb 17, 2021 | 3 min read

Denpasar, Indonesia / Oslo, Norway, February 17, 2021 – Clean Oceans through Clean Communities (CLOCC), owned by Avfall Norge has partnered with the Rethinking Recycling Academy, the recently-launched capacity building program…

Celebrating Women in Science That are Tackling Today’s Global Challenges
Feb 11, 2021 | 7 min read


At, part of our mission and approach to problem solving is “developing, testing and scaling solutions”, so it’s no wonder that our President & CEO, Shannon Bouton, is…

COVID’s Hidden Frontline in Indonesia
Dec 17, 2020 | 3 min read

By: Ella Flaye, Regional Director – Asia

2020 has been an extraordinary year for all us – a year which feels like the world paused whilst it grapples with a global…

2020 Impact: Reimagining Sustainability Systems
Dec 16, 2020 | 1 min read


Please note all mentions of are due to the fact that Rethinking Recycling was incubated and scaled under for 3 years, before…
Building A New Path Forward in 2020 For Impact in Argentina
Dec 14, 2020 | 5 min read

By: Cristina Domecq, Senior Associate, Behavior Change

Like so many nonprofits around the world, we began 2020 with big plans and high hopes for how we would reshape environmental and…

Breakthrough behavior change: lessons from Civic Response Team in India
Dec 02, 2020 | 10 min read

Behavior change is at the forefront of global discourse like never before, but remains difficult to achieve in practice. Creative strategies developed in emerging-economy contexts, like Civic Response Team’s approach…

Rethinking Recycling Academy brings partners to the table to provide a holistic and empowering solution to address the growing waste crisis in Indonesia.
Nov 11, 2020 | 3 min read

Indonesia’s waste crisis is at a tipping point. 

“We are experiencing overflowing landfills. The height of the waste that is piling up is 7 times the size of our…