Jul 14 - Plastic Organization Taking A Stand on Legislative Issues

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, who represent companies that acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America have, for the first time, started to take positions on legislation related to plastic recycling. PRNewswire reports:

WASHINGTON, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has taken positions on legislative proposals, the first step in positioning the organization as a key contributor to the policy debates that impact plastics recycling.

The APR, a Washington, DC based trade organization whose members represent more than 90% of the plastic bottle recycling capacity in North America, "has been working for several years on programs to address the number one issue for our industry -- generating a stable supply of raw material for our facilities -- in this case recyclable plastics," said Bill O'Grady, Vice President of Operations for Talco Plastics in Corona, California, and Chairman of APR. "It became more apparent as time went on that as an organization, we needed to engage in the public debate on issues relating to plastics recycling."

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CAW supports the increase awareness on plastic issues and is currently sponsoring AB 2449 (Levine), which would require CA supermarkets to take back and recycle plastic bags while also providing consumers with a reuse option.

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