Plastic demand program expands
The Association of Plastic Recyclers has added partners to a campaign designed to encourage the use of recycled-content products.
APR’s Demand Champions campaign recognizes companies that purchase and use recycled-content products. When first announced in October, the program focused on the use of recycled-plastic “work in progress” (WIP) durable goods: plastic pallets, crates, tote boxes, cans and pails, among other items that are used internally by the companies.
Now, APR is expanding the program to additional applications for post-consumer resin (PCR). APR’s announcement, which also included a list of newly participating companies, was delivered in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Through the Demand Champions program, participating companies sign a commitment letter to identify and utilize products with PCR content in their facilities, or they detail another new application for PCR that will be developed within a year, according to the group.
“Although the initial phase of the campaign focused on WIP durable goods, such as pallets and crates, we quickly realized the opportunity to expand the program to include any new application for PCR,” Liz Bedard, director of the APR Rigid Plastic Recycling Program, stated in a press release. “Through commitments to purchase WIP durable goods manufactured with broad specification PCR, or develop a new application for PCR, APR Recycling Demand Champions will make a significant and measurable impact in strengthening plastic recycling markets.”
Read the full article from Resource Recycling here.