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Position and Guidance Statements

NAPCOR Position Statements:  

Links to NAPCOR statements or press releases are listed below, providing NAPCOR's position or guidance on these issues. Although the dates on the documents will vary depending on their date of issue, all positions remain current.

NAPCOR Rebuttal to October 3, 2015 "The Reign of Recycling," 
John Tierney, New York Times Magazine. 

A Solution to the Full Wrap Shrink Recyclability Problem? Not So Fast. 
- A perspective by NAPCOR Executive Director, Rick Moore (May 2014) 

RESIN I.D. CODE AND RECYCLING EDUCATION (August 2012) 

FULL-WRAP SHRINK LABELS:  Their Impact on PET Recycling (March 2012)

DEGRADABLE ADDITIVES web page - UPDATED January 2012

USE OF RECYCLED CONTENT in Plastic Packaging (December 2011)

EXISTING PET SUPPLY GENERATING INITIATIVES (December 2011)

ENDORSEMENT OF U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION 251 in Support of Recycling 
(August 2011)

2013 RECYCLING RATE GOAL (July 2011)

RECYCLING OF PET THERMOFORM PACKAGES (July 2011)
-- See also article in blue box below -- 

EXPORT (of postconsumer PET bottles) - October 2010
-- See also article in blue box below -- 

Ship in a Bottle
PET Export Perspective
NAPCOR's expanded position
on exporting PET,
"Plastics Recycling
Update" (November 2010)
PET Thermoform Recycling
Moving Forward
NAPCOR update on PET thermoform recycling, "Resource Recycling" (September 2011)

USE OF TERM "RECYCLABLE" (July 2010)

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON POSTCONSUMER CONTENT 

USE OF AMBER IN BEER BOTTLES (December 2010)

PLA WITH RESPECT TO PET RECYCLING STREAM (JULY 2011)

RESIN CODE MISUSE (March 2010)

Some of these positions have been developed and released jointly with the 

Updated October 2015
News & Events
December 5, 2016
Link to 2-minute "Your Bottle Means Jobs" Video
December 5, 2016
New Video Highlights Job Creation Through Plastic Bottle Recycling (link to full press release)
November 2016
Going Beyond Collection: NAPCOR looks at PET thermoform recycling opportunities and challenges in November issue of "Plastics Recycling Update"
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A guide to setting up PET recycling programs outside of the conventional curbside and drop-off programs.
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