Product Recovery


AMERIPEN’s Product Recovery Knowledge Map (PRKM) is an interactive web-based knowledge mapping tool that has a first-of-its kind compilation of packaging data by type across all phases of the recovery system, from generation to processing, which can help determine the next most logical steps to drive recovery of packaging materials. Access to the PRKM previously was reserved for AMERIPEN members only, but the majority of this important resource has been made free and available to everyone, as a public service.

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Over the past year, AMERIPEN’s Recovery Work Group assembled packaging data from across all phases of the packaging recovery system: from generation to processing, with the goal of identifying a pathway for optimizing packaging material recovery. This data is now housed in the Product Recovery Knowledge Map (PRKM). Designed to serve as an informational clearinghouse and organizational tool to support data-driven decision making, the PRKM is a one-stop repository for industry professionals – a living and growing resource.