Mecklenburg County, NC; Vancouver, WA; and Safeway/Albertsons honored with 2016 Innovations in Plastic Recycling Awards.
November 16, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division (ACC) has announced that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; the City of Vancouver, Washington; and Safeway/Albertsons have been selected to receive Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards in 2016.
The awards recognize companies, nonprofits, and government bodies that successfully bring new technologies, products, and initiatives to communities and the marketplace that demonstrate significant innovations in plastics recycling. ACC announced the awards in recognition of America Recycles Day on November 15, 2016.
All three winners are partners of the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP), a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing the volume of plastic wraps and bags (collectively known as “plastic film”) recycled, through public education and sharing tools and best practices.
“This year’s award recipients are doing invaluable work to help increase plastic film recycling in their communities,” says ACC director of film recycling Shari Jackson. “The honorees have taken leadership roles in educating their communities about plastic film recycling, and their work is inspiring to others to join this national movement.”
ACC’s Innovations in Plastics Recycling Awards contest is open to all U.S. companies, nonprofits, individuals, and government bodies (including schools) that collect or process plastics for recycling, promote plastics recycling through education and infrastructure, manufacture equipment used to collect or process plastics for recycling, or manufacture a new product made in whole or part from recycled plastic.
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