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GLRPPR Sector Resource: MRF Material Flow Study

Title:
MRF Material Flow Study

Abstract:
Packaging companies have an interest in ensuring that the packages they produce or sell their products in have the opportunity to be recycled. The ability to recycle the package can be a consumer's deciding factor in the purchase of a particular product. This, and the desire to minimize environmental footprints, are the drivers behind the recently completed MRF Material Flow Study. Material recovery facilities (MRFs) are the intersection between consumers, residents and the industrial infrastructure that creates the products and packaging we use every day. To better understand the recyclability of their packaging, five diverse associations -- the Carton Council, Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), American Chemistry Council (ACC), National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Reprocessors (APR) -- joined together to study how numerous materials flowed through the MRF. They contracted with RRS, Reclay StewardEdge (RSE) and Moore Recycling Associates to develop a standard methodology and execute it at five MRFs.

URL:
http://www.cartonopportunities.org/sites/default/files/files/MRF%20material%20flow%20study%20JULY%202015.pdf

Source:
Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
July 2015

Associated Sectors:

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