Are you considering whether to include non-bottle mixed rigids in your community recycling program?  There’s never been a better time to do so.  A recent study from Resource Recycling found that a robust and growing market for rigid plastics has emerged over the past few years.

Learn more about collecting non-bottle mixed rigids with the resources below.

  • National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study
    This study determined the composition of the various types of mixed rigid plastic bales generated in North America and to provide a theoretical estimate of the volume and type of nonbottle rigid plastic available for recycling.
  • Staying Flexible On Rigid Plastics
    This 2009 Plastic Recycling Update article provides a technical assessment of the status of non-bottle rigid plastics recycling.
  • 2012 National Report on Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling
    The 2012 National Postconsumer Recycling Report on Non-Bottle Rigid Plastics is the sixth annual report on U.S. pounds of postconsumer non-bottle rigid plastics—packaging and non-packaging—recovered for recycling.
  • Sort for Value Matrix: A new tool for MRFs
    The APR Rigids Program, in cooperation with Moore Recycling, has developed a graphic tool called the “Sort for Value Matrix” that illustrates the economic value of sorting recyclable rigid plastics. This webinar will review the methodology used in developing the matrix as well as provide an explanation on how MRFs can use the matrix to better understand the potential value of their rigid plastic stream.



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