Januray 31, 2014 - APR
APR Responds to Compostable Plastics Claims
Higher allowables contradict industry practice
The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, responded today to the recent article "Recycling stream can handle up to 10% compostable plastics," published January 20, 2014 in Plastics News. While the headline is interesting, details are lacking. The actual report cites a PLA/PBAT mixture or neat PBAT being added to LDPE and tested for changes in melt viscosity and film elasticity and film tensile strength.