RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS
Buy Recycled Products Directory: Personal Use Products
Buy Recycled is a social movement about acting responsibly and managing your own carbon footprint. It’s about knowing what is recyclable, making sure it gets recycled in a way that ensures the material’s greatest value, and then closing the loop and purchasing products that are made from those same recycled materials, known as post-consumer resin (PCR). The Buy Recycled Products Directory, managed by Stina Inc, is a place to see what companies are doing their part to act responsibly and the types of products that are available today for you to close the loop.
Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. Protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility and starts with understanding the issues. The basics include reducing how much energy and materials you use, reusing what you can and recycling the rest.
A website that provides a variety of articles and information on environmental issues, recycling, sustainable purchasing and more.
Hive Brands is an ecosystem of people, brands and causes working together to create a more equitable and sustainable world. Striving for zero waste, one quality that they look for in products for inclusion on the retail website is recycled and recyclable packaging. Each product you shop on Hive has specific disposal guidelines right on the product page.
You can also search and filter for products with the attribute “Recycled Content Packaging”!
13 Surprising Things Made With Recycled And Reused Plastics
Plastics have the power to transform into new wonderful things. Here is a list of things you may not know are made with recycled plastics from your recycling bin!
RESOURCES FOR MANUFACTURERS
APR’s Recycling Demand Champions Program
APR Recycling Demand Champions commit to purchase new volume PCR through “work in process” (WIP) durable goods, or other applications for PCR, and thereby play a prominent role in expanding the market for mixed residential plastics, driving investment, increasing supply and producing more high quality PCR. This campaign includes any and ALL applications for PCR.
APR’s PCR Certification Program
The APR Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program is a process to endorse companies that provide third-party certification of PCR and promote APR member companies that receive certification. To support and grow the use of postconsumer recycled plastics, APR understands that it is essential that PCR certification be reliable, consistent, and accessible by both producers and users of recycled plastic resins.
APR’s Buyers and Sellers Guide
APR provides a complete directory of materials that APR Members purchase and sell, as well as services (grinding, densifying, washing, pelletizing, compounding and solid stating) provided by APR members. The Plastic Recycling Market Information and Services Directory is updated periodically throughout the year, so please check back often.
Buy Recycled Products Directory: Business Use Products
Buy Recycled is a leadership movement for business owners, procurement leaders, and stakeholders to improve environmental responsibility by choosing supplies made of true post-consumer resin (PCR). It makes it possible to see company products that close the loop of recycling. The Buy Recycled Products Directory, managed by Stina Inc, for Business helps leaders make better purchasing decisions and spark innovation with existing suppliers.