AMERIPEN to launch recycling projects

AMERIPEN to launch recycling projects

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

An alliance of packaging firms is carefully assessing what works in municipal recycling systems. The group will then use the research findings to undertake a number of projects designed to boost the recycling of packaging.

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment is conducting an assessment of the recycling systems used by America's 100 largest cities. The goal is to determine the best practices used by these communities, especially in the areas of recycling infrastructure, public education and governmental policies. The survey, which is currently underway, should help AMERIPEN leaders decide the best opportunities to improve packaging recovery. This will lead to a number of projects that are expected to be launched by the end of 2013.

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