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APR Encourages Supermarkets to Boost Recycling Rigid Rlastics

April 20, 2015

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APR Encourages Supermarkets to Boost Recycling Rigid Rlastics

Recycling Today

The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), Washington, has called on grocery store chains to increase their internal collection and recycling of rigid plastics. The APR notes that it recently released a study that demonstrates starting or increasing rigid plastics recycling in grocery stores makes economic sense by reducing the costs to landfilling the material and generating revenue through the sale of the commodities.

Supporting this push, in 2013 the APR developed the Grocery Store Recycling Program. The project targets the recovery of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and polypropylene (PP) trays, pails and covers.

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