At AP&J Recycling, we believe that recycling is not only a business but also a social responsibility. We are committed to providing sustainable solutions for post-industrial plastics, while also empowering local communities to participate in the circular economy.
That’s why we have launched our Full Circle Recycle Program, a unique initiative that aims to collect, process, and recycle non-recyclable plastic waste from vulnerable communities, especially those located near rivers and shores.
How does it work?
Our Full Circle Recycle Program works in three simple steps:
- Collection: We partner with local organizations and community leaders to identify and mobilize waste pickers, who are often marginalized and lack formal employment opportunities. We provide them with training, equipment, and incentives to collect non-recyclable plastic waste from their neighborhoods and deliver it to our designated collection points.
- Processing: We transport the collected plastic waste to our state-of-the-art recycling facility, where we sort, clean, shred, and pelletize it into high-quality recycled plastic resin. We also ensure that our recycling process meets the highest environmental and safety standards.
- Recycling: We sell our recycled plastic resin to manufacturers who use it to create new products, such as packaging, furniture, clothing, and more. We also reinvest a portion of our profits into the communities we serve, by supporting education, health, and environmental projects.
What are the benefits?
Our Full Circle Recycle Program has multiple benefits for the environment, the economy, and society:
- Environment: We prevent non-recyclable plastic waste from ending up in landfills, incinerators, or the ocean, where it can harm wildlife and ecosystems. We also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save natural resources by using recycled materials instead of virgin ones.
- Economy: We create value from waste and generate income for waste pickers, who can improve their living conditions and access to basic services. We also create jobs and business opportunities for local entrepreneurs, who can supply, transport, or process the plastic waste. We also stimulate the demand and supply of recycled plastic products, which can lower costs and increase competitiveness for manufacturers and consumers.
- Society: We empower local communities to take action and solve their own waste management challenges, while also raising awareness and education about the importance of recycling and the circular economy. We also foster social inclusion and cohesion, by providing dignified work and income for waste pickers, who are often stigmatized and discriminated against.
How can you get involved?
If you are interested in joining our Full Circle Recycle Program, there are several ways you can get involved:
- As a waste picker: If you are a waste picker or know someone who is, you can contact us to register and receive training, equipment, and incentives to collect non-recyclable plastic waste. You can also join our network of collection points, where you can deliver the plastic waste and receive payment.
- As a customer: If you are a manufacturer or a consumer who is looking for high-quality recycled plastic resin or products, you can contact us to place an order or request a quote. You can also visit our website to learn more about our recycled plastic offerings and specifications.
- As a supporter: If you are a local organization, a community leader, a donor, or a media partner who wants to support our Full Circle Recycle Program, you can contact us to explore collaboration opportunities. You can also follow us on social media and share our stories and impact with your network.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about our Full Circle Recycle Program, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Together, we can make a difference for the planet and the people, by engaging communities through full circle recycle programs.