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Government Commitment Letter

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognize the need to increase domestic end-market demand for domestic recycled resins and consequently have created the NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion Campaign to foster and build the end-use marketplace through government purchasing action.

Collectively and voluntarily, Demand Champions look to improve plastics recycling in North America by committing to increase their use of post-consumer plastic resin (PCR), thus helping to ensure sustainable domestic plastics recycling.

Government Recycling Demand Champions commit to supporting end-market demand by purchasing PCR containing items.

The program has two tiers for participation:

  • Champions are full program participants that commit to purchasing products made with post-consumer recycled plastic.
  • Advocates intend to purchase products made with post-consumer recycled plastic, but their organization is not ready to act, but will within a year of joining the program.

Please consider signing on as a NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion.

To join, simply sign the commitment letter and return it to Lynn Rubinstein, NERC Executive Director and Liz Bedard, APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Director.