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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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why

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:
    Deli
    Bakery
    Seafood
    Pharmacy


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how

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. In North America, there is an every-growing demand for recyclable plastics. Rigid plastics, found “behind the counter” in full-line supermarkets, is valuable feedstock to plastic reclaimers and can help fulfill part of 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.

 

Did You Know?

Earth Day 2016

APRIL 22, 2016 - EARTH DAY ALERT
Have you considered recycling your “behind the counter” rigid plastics as part of your zero waste activities?

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