TITLE

Recyclers switch course on ID codes

AUTHOR(S)
Verespej, Mike
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Plastics News;8/13/2012, Vol. 24 Issue 22, p0001
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers' (APR) stance on the use of existing resin identification codes (RIC) used to indicate plastics recycling information. Topics include confusion that occurred over the association's recycling program Education Without Numbers that advocates use of graphics to identify plastic polymer types, responses to APR's program ideas from recycling executives, and an affirmation of support from the APR for RIC code usage.
ACCESSION #
79385904

 

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