Keefe Harrison is a founder and the CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to protecting the planet by fixing recycling and activating a circular economy in the U.S.
Keefe Harrison is a founder and the CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to protecting the planet by fixing recycling and activating a circular economy in the U.S. An international speaker, media pundit, and environmental author, Keefe is 22-year veteran of the space, dedicated to engaging companies in making measurable, lasting change in communities. Under her leadership, The Partnership has grown significantly since its founding in 2014, engaging more than 70 funding partners to leverage more than $150 million, and reaching more than half of American households. Before recycling, Keefe worked on a logging crew in North Carolina, researched sea turtles in Costa Rica, and studied reindeer husbandry in Finland. Recent boards, publications, and events:•Honoree: GreenBiz Badass Women Shaping Climate Action, March 2022.•Speaker: US House of Representatives Research and Technology Subcommittee hearing, “Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research: Moving from Staggering Statistics to Sustainable Systems;” June 2021.•Judge: Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity with MIT, Global Maker Challenge Pitch Event; June 2020.•Speaker: National Geographic Forum on The Circular Economy; February 2020.•Speaker: TEDx Amoskeag Millyard; November 2019.•Cover Story & Photo: Chronicle of Philanthropy; September 2018.•Current Advisory Council Member: Alliance to End Plastic Waste, The Ocean Plastics Leadership Network, Keene State College President’s Advisory Board•Contributing Author: The Recycling Partnership’s 2021 Pay It Forward Report: How Investment in Recycling will Pay Dividends, 2020 State of Curbside Report, 2019 Bridge to Circularity Report.•Blog and Video: Living our Core Values.