Online tools created to help grocers recycle more rigid plastics


The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) has launched new online resources created to help grocery chains recycle more of the plastic containers they use and empty onsite. The program is aimed at recycling the 350 million pounds of rigid plastic containers that are generated annually by more than 35,000 mid-sized to large U.S. supermarkets.

APR created a website that includes a how-to guide, technical service assistance, an educational video series, a list of companies that purchase recovered plastics, worksheets to evaluate potential cost savings and revenue, and customizable training materials.

Grocery stores can help stimulate the incremental growth of rigid plastics recovery by increasing the feedstock volumes flowing to North American plastics reclaimers, APR stated. ...
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