Council members approved a contract with J.P. Mascaro & Sons to carry out the pilot. Flexible plastics including grocery bags, bubble wrap, and food pouches are placed in recycling bins for curbside collection. The contractor received funds from Materials Recovery for the Future to convert flexible plastics into rFlex composites for resale. Local residents were sent mailers and found informational stickers inside their bins prior to the pilot.
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Pottstown Is USA's 1st City To Have Flexible Plastic Recycling | Pottstown, PA Patch
Pottstown 1st In Nation To Launch Flex Recycling - Pottstown, PA - Plastic bags, wraps, packaging, product packaging, and more, a significant part of modern waste, can be recycled in the innovative program.
Pottstown First In Nation To Pilot Flexible Plastic Recycling – CBS Pittsburgh
Shrink wrap, shopping bags, bread bags, potato chip bags, food storage bags, drink pouches, bubble wrap and so much more.
J.P. Mascaro & Sons and Materials Recovery for the Future expanded the pilot into nine neighboring communities.
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