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Recycling Beyond Bottles

Since 2009 APR has conducted a survey to evaluate each state's largest municipality's residential plastics collection programs. Of those 51 cities (Washington DC is included in the survey) only 5 remain with bottles only collection programs.

The growing trend continues to be: Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles.

The APR strives to expand the recycling of plastic material through the development of resources to support state and local solid waste management and recycling officials to enhance their collection programs, increase the amount of material collected by those programs, and add value to the bottom line.  Each of the toolkits below provide a variety of resources to support recycling rigid plastics beyond bottles including: Success Stories, Market Information, Education, Flowcharts and Videos, Remanufacturing Information, and Frequently Asked Questions.

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BeyondBottles Containers


BeyondBottles Caps


BeyondBottles Bulky Sept12


APR BeyondPlastics website Film