Since 1992, it has been APR's mission to enhance the development and sustainability of the post-consumer plastics recycling industry. We are constantly seeking new ways to make the recycling of plastics more economically and environmentally sustainable. We strive to expand the post-consumer plastics recycling industry through a series of programs and cooperative efforts aimed at identifying and eliminating barriers to successful commercial recycling. And, of course, generating more material to be recycled.
View our BROCHURE, which provides a good overview of APR programs.
Additional APR efforts to enhance plastics recycling include Technical Programs offered through our Technical Committee:
- Developing protocols for the design of packaging for greater recyclability;
- Improving the quality of post-consumer plastics entering the system through our technical forums and committee review process;
- Maintaining a strong and close interface with end-user markets;
- Promoting a cooperative testing program for new packaging;
- Encouraging design for APr Design for RecyclingTM Guidelines and programs;
- Using awards to recognize packages designed to be recycling friendly and to recognize products made from recycled plastic material;
APR also offers Marketing Programs through the Market Development Committee, including:
- Working to develop markets to increase the collection and supply of recyclable plastic bottles;
- Holding workshops and seminars for local and state solid waste management professionals on the unique components of the plastic recycling process;
- Working with communities to enhance their existing collection programs;
- Speaking and exhibiting as conferences and seminars to educate the public about plastics recycling;
- Continually publicizing the market opportunities for collected material through our Market Index publication.
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