Recyclers see plastics treaty as ‘huge' chance for change
Paris — Recycling companies came to the plastics treaty talks looking for policy changes to bring investment and press their point that they see recycling working, despite its challenges.
For the U.S.-based Association of Plastic Recyclers, that includes wanting the treaty to include robust extended producer responsibility rules to collect more plastic and push for global standards to design packaging for better recyclability.
APR attended the talks, held May 29 to June 2 at United Nations offices in Paris, for the first time after not attending the treaty's opening session in Uruguay in November.
Kate Bailey, the group's chief policy officer, said treaty language can improve U.S. plastics recycling and bring clarity to investment in plastics recycling.
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