With a goal of recycling 2 billion pounds of PE film by 2020, the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Flexible Film Recycling Group
(FFRG) brings together representatives of the entire PE film supply chain to meet the objective.
The partners--including the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Flexible Film Recycling Group
, and GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) agreed last month to develop and implement a three-part program this year to significantly increase the recycling of post-consumer plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging throughout Wisconsin.
"The Flexible Film Recycling Group
[FFRG] looks forward to working with all parts of the polyethylene film value chain to make it even simpler to recover and recycle this valuable plastic material," said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the ACC
To help jumpstart these efforts, the American Chemistry Council's Flexible Film Recycling Group
(FFRG) in 2015 established a goal to increase plastic film recycling to 2 billion pounds by 2020, which essentially would double the amount recycled in 2013.
"It's the bread bags; it's the product wrap that's used for bathroom tissues, napkins, and paper towels; the casing around bulk purchases; dry-cleaning bags, newspaper bags--all of that is polyethylene film and can be put in the recycling stream right along with the bags," says Shari Jackson of the ACC's Flexible Film Recycling Group