About apra

The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) is a not-for-profit association that has been dedicated to sustainable plastics recycling and minimizing plastic waste in the landfill for the past 28 years. APRA facilitates the development of sustainable programs to effectively manage plastics waste and acts as a resource to interest groups including individuals, governments and companies.

Its membership consists of companies throughout the plastics life cycle from virgin polymer manufacturers, plastic product manufacturers as well as those involved in plastics capture, processing and recycling.

APRA is affiliated with Canadian Plastic Industry Association (CPIA) www.plastics.ca.

    Vision:

    Diversion of all plastics wastes from landfills in Alberta.

    Mission:

    To facilitate the development of efficient and effective programs to manage plastics waste through the use of waste management options, including reduction, re-use, recycling and energy recovery.

    Values:

    • APRA is committed to the hierarchy of the 4Rs- Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover.
    • APRA recognizes that a pro-active approach to plastics recycling offers many advantages to society.
    • APRA supports programs where plastic wastes are processed in a sustainable way while protecting the environment and workers’ health and safety.
    • APRA believes plastic waste in the landfill can be eliminated, through an integrated approach to waste management, which includes reduction, re-use, recycling and energy recovery.
    • APRA believes industry must continue to demonstrate to government and the public that it is taking responsibility and a leadership role, in providing stewardship solutions to plastic waste.
    • APRA understands that important business opportunities exist in resolving plastic waste issues through plastics recycling and integrated solid-waste projects, including energy recovery.

    2019-2021 Strategic Focus:

    • Data and information – create awareness, set baselines and monitor/measure progress
    • Build membership and partnerships – help to enable collaboration and awareness on plastics issues
    • Leadership with new and existing programs – facilitate increased plastics diversion in specific areas
    • Convene and outreach – engage with stakeholders (government, public, community) on plastics issues