July 14, 2015 - APR Press Release
FILM RECLAMATION GROUP CONTINUES GROWTH
Vision and Strategies outlined during June APR Meeting
With the demand for film and flexible packaging expanding, efforts to recover and reclaim that material are becoming increasingly complex and critical. To meet the needs of the film reclamation industry, The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, recently appointed Sandi Childs, a long time recycling industry executive, to direct its flexible film recovery efforts.
“We are very pleased that Sandi has agreed to manage our film and flexible packaging recovery efforts,” commented Scott Saunders, General Manager of KW Plastics and Chairman of APR. “Building upon the development of the APR Design™ Guide for Film and Model Bale Specifications, Sandi is already working with industry leaders to define clear strategies that will lead to increased recovery of flexible packaging for recycling. With over 30 years experience in our industry, including positions with Coca-Cola Recycling, NAPCOR and Southeastern Container, Sandi has the perfect combination of insight and understanding of all aspects of the recycling process.”
“The committee plans to collaborate with all stakeholders, as well as other APR committees, to expand and improve existing film recycling infrastructure,” explained Sandi Childs. “We will also study and assess the impact of bags and films on MRFs and curbside collection, and explore possible ways to redesign collection strategies or MRF equipment so that bags might be accepted in curbside programs in the future.”
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