The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Washington, says increasing supply and enhancing the quality of the plastics recycling stream are two primary goals of an updated resource guide the association released this at its June 2016 Membership Meeting in San Antonio. improved. The design guidelines featured in the APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability outline steps for packaging and design engineers to consider the implications of new products or containers in the recycling process.
“The APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability is the most comprehensive and user-friendly resource outlining the plastics recycling industry’s recommendations in the marketplace today,” says Scott Saunders, general manager of KW Plastics, Recycling Division, and chairman of APR. “The content has been updated to more accurately reflect today’s North American plastics recycling infrastructure.”