These position statements have been formally approved by the APR Board of Directors. They are the result of input from APR members. APR’s intent has been to use these positions as a guide for participating at appropriate legislative venues where these issues are debated.
APR Position: Bioplymer Use in Bottles
The APR opposes biopolymer use in bottles until critical mass levels are achieved that allow for efficient system-wide reclamation.
APR Position: Degradable Additives Use in Bottles, Forms, and Films
The APR recognizes that degradable additives that weaken products or shorten the useful life of durable plastics have a strongly negative impact of postconsumer plastics recycling.
APR Position: Landfill Bans
The APR supports legislation to ban postconsumer plastic bottles from being landfilled.
APR Position: Postconsumer Recycled Content
The APR supports mandatory postconsumer recycled content legislation.