Why is APR promoting the collection of bottles with caps on?
The primary goals of The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) are to increase supply, enhance the quality, and communicate the value of recycled plastics. Bottles with caps on provide a proven domestic market, motivated by Consumer Brand Company demand for polypropylene postconsumer resin, which is the resin type of the majority of caps and closures. Through the educational resources provided in this Toolkit, MRFs and Municipalities can expand collection practices, increase revenue, and support a growing industry.
What types of bottles should I leave my cap on?
Bottles with caps on include a variety of container types beyond beverage bottles. Additional examples include laundry detergent and other cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, as well as condiment, snack, food, and drink bottles.
The resources in this Toolkit have been created to provide municipalities and MRFs with base information and data to enable them to successfully recycle plastic bottles with caps on.