Tools & Resources
Rigid plastics recycling has the potential to reduce waste, increase recycling, reduce costs and increase revenue for grocery stores. However, we realize that this is a new activity for many stores. We are happy to provide these valuable tools to assist you with the recycling of your grocery rigid plastics. Feel free to contact us for more information or assistance.
These Recycling Grocery Rigid Plastics videos include important data gathered from pilot programs conducted by APR and provide key lessons learned on how to best approach grocery rigid plastic recycling. American Chemistry Council assisted in the development of these videos.
Completing the Cycle
Baling Grocery Rigids = $
A visual walk through of recycling grocery rigid plastics
A visual walk through of baling grocery rigid plastics
A 1,000 store grocery chain BALING their rigid plastics
A 300 store chain BALING their pharmacy rigid plastics
A 150 store grocery chain STACKING their rigid plastics for recycling
A 75 + grocery chain uses SINGLE STREAM to recycle their rigid plastics
The “How to Recycle Rigid Plastics” Guide provides practical, rooted direction on how to recycle the large volumes of recyclable rigid plastics generated “behind the counter” in North America supermarkets.
The below link will provide you with a listing of plastic recyclers interested in purchasing baled grocery rigid plastics. For baled grocery rigids of mixed resins (#2 HDPE & #5 PP combined) please refer to the markets under “Mixed Bulky Rigid Plastics”. For baled grocery rigid plastics segregated by resin type, please refer to “HDPE Natural Bales”, “HDPE Colored Bottles”, ““PP Bales”, “Any Post-Consumer PE” and/or “Any Post-Consumer PP”. For stacked grocery rigid plastics, consider approaching your local materials recovery facility (MRF) or companies who are currently taking your other recyclables.