Founded in 1991, the nonprofit Container Recycling Institute is a leading authority on the economic and environmental impacts of used beverage containers and other consumer-product packaging. Its mission is to make North America a global model for the collection and quality recycling of packaging materials. We do this by producing authoritative research and education on policies and practices that increase recovery and reuse; by creating and maintaining a database of information on containers and packaging; by studying container and packaging reuse and recycling options, including deposit systems; and by creating and maintaining national networks for mutual progress. CRI envisions a wold where no material is wasted and the environment is protected. CRI succeeds because companies and people collaborate to create a strong, sustainable domestic economy.