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JULY 2006


Recycling group debates policy

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) 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, 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.”

The APR approved the legislative positions at their spring meeting. Gerry Fishbeck, vice president of URRC in South Carolina and chairman of the APR Government Relations Committee, said APR wanted to be sure that policy makers understand the implications of their decisions on plastics recycling.

The four positions taken by APR include support of legislation calling for recycled content to be required in certain containers; opposition to efforts to repeal the existing deposit programs already in place as well as support for legislation expanding deposit legislation in those states to include all non-carbonated plastic bottles such as water and juice bottles; and support for legislation that would ban disposal of certain plastic bottles in landfills.

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