Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

Agricultural Plastics

The Agricultural Plastics Working Group (APRG) was formed to understand how best to deal with the rapid increase in the disposal of ag plastics at end of life. APRA has been and continues to be an active participant.

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Industry News & Events

Recycling red tape reduced

Government is making it easier for the province’s recycling industry to set surcharges to better respond to changing market conditions. The implementation of fee changes to products in the provincial paint, oil, electronics and tire recycling programs previously...

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Recyclers try to get the measure of ag plastics

Plastics play a major role in farm supply needs, from grain bags to bale wrap and twine. An Alberta analysis of waste plastic, completed this fall, estimates total agricultural plastic waste in the province in 2019 to be somewhere between 7,044 and 11,384 tonnes. A...

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City of Calgary Operation Clean Sweep Workshop a Success

On November 19, the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) and the City of Calgary hosted an Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) workshop for members of the plastics industry in Calgary. There were 27 in attendance representing 14 companies across the City and region....

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 Programs & Projects

 The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association is focused on advancing recycling in Alberta. We have a number of projects underway including a provincial pilot program to recycle grain bags and twine.

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FAQs and Links

 Learn more about the invention of plastics, the challenges of recycling as a result of engineering and chemical design and how it is recycled to be made into new materials.

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Alberta Contacts

APRA members are knowledgeable processors and recyclers and can assist with recycling your plastics. Let them know what material you have (plastics id number if possible), how much you have and where you are located.  

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As a member of APRA, you will join like-minded individuals seeking solutions to unique industry challenges. Explore waste management and recycling opportunities that directly affect your business and the environment.

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