Increasing Public Awareness of Plastics Recycling
Market development is a focal point for a variety of APR activities designed to increase public awareness of plastics recycling and the plastic reclamation and processing industry, and to create more opportunities to recycle plastics. We strive to expand the recycling of plastic material by working with state and local solid waste management officials on methods to enhance their collection programs to increase the amount of material collected by those programs and add value to the bottom line.
APR works to educate key audiences on how to get more from their plastic recycling programs; develops programs that demonstrate how to include a variety of plastics in collection streams; and demonstrate how recycling markets treat those collected materials. We strive to ensure that the general public understands how plastics can be recycled, and to encourage their participation in collection programs.