The Austin Recycling Economic Development Program is a joint initiative of Austin Resource Recovery and the Economic Development Department at the City of Austin. Our mission is to attract, retain, and grow zero waste businesses and entrepreneurs to create local jobs and foster a resilient zero waste ecosystem. We participate in SXSWEco to support the innovative reuse and recycling startups that help Austin and cities around the globe get to zero waste by keeping products out of landfills and circulating in our economy. We are also proud to be presenting the 2016 [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, a social innovation program to turn waste products from local businesses into new social enterprises, at SXSW Eco.