This document was developed in partnership by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). It draws heavily on the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability, the most comprehensive resource outlining the plastics recycling industry’s recommendations in the marketplace today. In this document, FPI and APR have adapted the APR Design® Guide to specifically address foodservice packaging and other plastic foodservice items.
The primary intended audience for the APR / FPI Design® Guide for Foodservice Plastics Recyclability is the foodservice packaging supply chain, particularly raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers and foodservice operators. The guide is designed to provide a basic education on the recycling process and to support decision making related to packaging formats and components that impact recyclability