August 4, 2015 - APR Press Release, Plastics Recycling Update, Plastics News, Recycling Today, Packaging World
APR COMPLETES NATIONAL MIXED RIGID BALE COMPOSITION STUDY
Executive Summary Reveals Key Findings
A recently released study designed to determine the type of plastic material contained in mixed rigid bales will serve as the basis for the continued expansion of plastics recycling beyond traditional containers and packaging. Commissioned by The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, and conducted by Moore Recycling, the study follows up on an initial survey conducted in 2011, which was the first such effort to determine the composition of various types of mixed rigid plastic bales in North America.
“As recycling rates continue to grow, understanding the type and tonnage available for recycling in North America will strengthen and advance investment in non-bottle rigid recycling,” commented J. Scott Saunders, General Manager of KW Plastics and Chairman of APR.
The 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study focused on material being generated in non-traditional bales of plastic. It was designed to demonstrate the types of plastic containers in the bales, demonstrate the value of separating the material, and encourage the continued expansion of plastics recycling to include non-bottle rigid material.
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