March 27, 2020 - APR Media Statement
Recycling programs are essential and must continue during this critical time.
As we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, your APR team is advocating for our industry before policymakers and opinion leaders in the media. Here is a public statement we are sharing widely. Feel free to adapt and use it for your own communication needs.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued federal guidance on the essential critical infrastructure workforce. Under that guidance and, in compliance with state directives, APR members are committed to continuing operations and providing essential services to their communities and to the country. The collection and processing of recyclable materials can be done safely, and we commend all those working in our industry for their dedication and efforts during these challenging times.
America’s recycling infrastructure is a critical component in the battle against COVID-19, providing the resources we need to fight the virus and preserving the economy while protecting the environment.
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