The Association of Plastic Recyclers

California is back at the center of plastics recycling debate

A bill approved by California legislators has substantial implications for how common plastic packaging items are labeled, and it could have significant recycling implications across the nation in the coming years.

In a statement to Plastics Recycling Update, APR President and CEO Steve Alexander said the group "supports the intent of SB 343 to improve truth in labeling around environmental claims, including those pertaining to recyclability."

"However, as we have expressed to the authors of the legislation, we continue to have concerns that language in the bill could interfere with the growth of emerging recycling markets, potentially reducing volumes of material collected, especially for developing markets such as film plastics and polypropylene," Alexander added. 

Read the full article from Plastics Recycling Update.  

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