Author Archives: plastics


Plastics are vibrant materials that are used every day in a myriad of applications. Recycling businesses – comprised of collectors, processors, reclaimers, converters and others play a vital role to ensure recycled plastics are used in the manufacture of new products and applications. Through this segment of the value chain, over 7.7 million tons of scrap plastic […]


The member organizations of NAPRA, in particular Keep America Beautiful, The Recycling Partnership, and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition focus on providing easy to understand information on the “what” and “how” of consumer recycling.  Recycling plastic products saves energy and resources, ensures plastics are not polluted, and creates jobs.  The resources listed here provide information about […]


Plastics recycling is critical part of any sustainable materials management (SMM) program. Plastics recycling has a strong track record of growth which continues today. The millions of tons of plastics recycled has increased every year since 1990. The plastics value chain – from plastics makers and converters to brand owners and recyclers – is working […]


The North American Plastics Recycling Alliance was formed with the goal of increasing collaboration between the many trade associations working on efforts to drive the recovery of plastic products.  Through collaboration, NAPRA seeks to create the relationships between organizations that will help accelerate and amplify the valuable work being done by each association.  The members […]