The Association of Plastic Recyclers

November 20, 2020 - Waste360

November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars

The show is an indictment of the plastic industry, and, by extension, plastic recycling. It also has inaccuracies, is misleading and makes virtually no attempt to acknowledge America's plastic recycling industry.

November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars

Everyone hates plastic, or so it seems. Several months ago, Frontline, PBS's investigative news program, added to the fire when it ran Plastic Wars. NPR followed up several months later with an abbreviated version. Both depict plastic recycling as a con, a cynical attempt by the oil industry to convince the public that plastic products can be recycled when, in fact, they can't.

Next time show what is working with plastic recycling. Visit the companies that are developing new technologies to pull plastic packages off MRF sorting lines. Visit the companies that are successfully processing recycled plastics for end markets. Visit the companies that are turning those recycled plastics into new products. Visit the good people at the Association for Plastic Recycling and other associations who are making plastic recycling work. After all, it should be as easy to find what is working as it is to throw stones.

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