Join us for the FIAE Webinar Series - Recycling Grocery Store Rigid Plastics: An Economic Opportunit

Join us for the FIAE Webinar Series:

Recycling Grocery Store Rigid Plastics: An Economic Opportunity for Supermarket Chains

Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm EST

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Sign up now to learn about an innovative supermarket industry recycling program designed to help supermarkets reduce waste costs by recycling plastic pails, buckets and pharmacy bottles..

The newest FIAE affiliate member -- The Association of Plastic Recyclers -- will present an overview of their Grocery Store Recycling Program, which works with grocery chains to recover plastic containers from store operations. The program will review three methods of recycling rigid pails in Supermarkets; provide a brief economic overview; and outline assistance available to stores beginning recovery of Rigid Plastics

As Steve Sikra, head of Materials Procurement at Procter and Gamble, and Chair of the APR Rigids Program commented, "The APR Grocery Store Recycling program is an approach that pays for itself AND just might make you a small profit! This program can be a WIN-WIN proposition for stores and the environment – that is how we view the APR Grocery Store project in which P&G is proud to be a founding sponsor. It is exciting when a program can improve the environment AND cover costs…sometimes even creating a small revenue stream back to the store. The APR has proven success in helping stores recycle their rigid plastics. At this early stage, APR is able to offer training, support, and best practices (paid by APR program sponsors). No gimmicks, just positive results. Why would you not want to hear more?!”

Recycling rigid plastic buckets and pharmacy bottles can reduce supermarket costs and help the grocery industry achieve zero waste goals. While supermarkets strive to identify opportunities to eliminate waste from the operations, demand for certain recycled #2 and #5 resins continues to grow.

Grocery stores are doing an outstanding job recycling film plastic and cardboard. Helping member grocers discover new economic and strategic value from recycling in-store-generated rigid plastic packaging makes good business sense - plus demonstrates grocer commitment to growth of voluntary vs. mandated waste reduction initiatives with state legislators and regulators.

The program will also include links to materials that your association can use to help promote this program to your members.

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