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Have you ever wondered why plastics recycling can be so confusing, or wished that consistent terminology was being used to describe plastic materials throughout the recycling chain?
If so, we have some good news.
A group of plastics industry stakeholders has initiated a process to update and standardize the plastics terms used by the public, recycling coordinators, material processors and reclaimers so that everyone is using consistent and meaningful language.
As plastic recycling has grown over the years, the terms used to describe plastic categories have evolved differently from place to place. In fact, nearly every collection program is using a unique set of words to describe which plastics they accept; material processors do not have an agreed upon set of terms for transacting business; and often reclaimers must guess the contents of plastic bales they purchase.
To help address this issue, Moore Recycling is working with the Re-TRAC Connect team to harmonize the terminology communities use to promote plastics recycling to the public and the way that plastic recycling data is tracked by organizations, including those using Re-TRAC Connect accounts. Our goal is to normalize the terminology used to describe postconsumer plastics by organizations collecting AND organizations processing recycled plastic.
What is Re-TRAC Connect?
In order to access the survey you need to register with Re-TRAC Connect, and activate your account (an activation email will be sent to the email address you provide). Once you click the activation link in the email, you will automatically be taken into your Re-TRAC Connect account. The Plastic Terminology Survey will be accessible from the first screen you see (Dashboard), all you have to do is click 'Go'.
Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating a free Re-TRAC Connect account and completing the survey are available as a downloadable PDF.