US Plastic Recycling Progress Summarized

An August 11, 2022, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) news release reviewed an APR report, titled “Recommit, Reimagine, Rework Recycling:” “How public policy and investment in post-consumer plastic collection and processing can help to meet sustainability ambitions” – The report “… provides a data-driven update on the progress of plastic recycling in the United States showing that it is a viable, accessible and scalable solution for reducing plastic waste … The report … concludes that meeting that high demand and continuing to sustain and grow recycling will require three steps: (1) companies to manufacture plastic products and packaging that are compatible with recycling, (2) consumers to put recyclable material in the bin and (3) a robust recycling infrastructure to collect, sort and process that material. The report provides policy recommendations … ensure … new products and packaging are made to be compatible with recycling; increase and strengthen community recycling programs … encourage the consideration of the true cost of disposal and the low costs to landfill …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @APRrecycles