Fourteen new companies have committed to an ongoing campaign that expands market demand for recycled resins and improves plastic recycling in North America. Announced during the 2019 Plastics Recycling Conference, and developed by The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), an international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in driving investment and increasing supply of PCR.
APR also announced a partnership with The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) to further expand the options for Champion Companies to increase their PCR usage through polystyrene (PS) applications. FPI sponsored the development of a list of PS PCR vendor companies that will be added to the current vendor listing on the APR website, and supported the recruitment of new APR Recycling Demand Champion companies.
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with FPI to expand the options that Demand Champion companies have to achieve their commitment,” said Liz Bedard, director of the APR Rigid Plastic Recycling Program. “APR Recycling Demand Champions commit to boost the current demand for PCR – it is all about NEW demand.”
The campaign includes any and all new volume PCR utilization. This can be achieved through purchasing “work in process” (WIP) goods used in manufacturing facilities that contain PCR, developing a new application for PCR, as well as an increase in PCR usage in a current application.
For more information, visit www.PlasticsRecyling.org.