Types of Grocery Rigids?

    #2 HDPE – High Density Polyethylene
    #5 PP – Polypropylene
     Open top, nestable FOOD containers with
     separate lid/cover

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Recycle grocery rigid plastics?

For your Bottom Line:
    Reduce Trash Costs
    Increase Recycling Revenue
For Sustainable Operations:
    Reduce your Carbon Footprint
    Increase your “Green Culture"

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Where are Grocery Rigids?

#2 and #5 rigid plastics are typically found in the:

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Recycling – Step by Step

    Collect Data
    Find a Market
    Develop Logistics
    Train Associates
    Collect/Manage Rigids
    Ship to Market

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Program Overview

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The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. APR actively seeks new ways to strengthen economically viable and environmentally responsible recycling of postconsumer (materials which has served its intended use) plastics. In North America, there is an ever growing demand for recyclable plastics to meet the growing demand for recycled resin material. Rigid plastics, found “behind the counter” in full-line supermarkets, provide valuable feedstock to plastic reclaimers and can help fulfill this demand.

This APR website, developed with assistance from the American Chemistry Council, has been created for the grocery store industry as they “green” their operations, both financially and environmentally, by recycling rigid plastics. There’s great value in recycling grocery rigid plastics – when a 1,000 pound OCC bale’s value was $70, the same size bale of #2 HDPE or #5 PP’s value was $250. Recycling grocery rigids is the third component of a balanced grocery recycling program: recovering corrugated cardboard, plastic film and rigid plastics. This website is the “go to” source for implementing and operating a grocery rigid plastic recycling program.

Did You Know?

Stacked pails 7 feet high of #2 HDPE and #5PP on a pallet = Approximately 300 lbs.
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Image is showing tightly stacked grocery rigid plastic by resin type.

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