The American Plastics Council aims to boost awareness of recycled plastic products through a national garden campaign. Separately, it has teamed up with a volunteer group that repairs houses for low-income homeowners.
``By increasing awareness of the vast array of products available today using recycled plastics, we hope that customers, businesses and even governments will be encouraged to do their part to close the loop and buy recycled,'' said Susan Moore, APC vice president of communications, in a news release.
Relevant products include recycled plastic lumber, pipe and edging.
Separately, APC and Christmas in April *USA have joined in the Presidential Summit Initiative Partnership, which gives young people the chance to volunteer in their community and provides home repairs to low-income homeowners.
``Ultimately, 5,000 young people will have the chance to give something back to their community,'' said outgoing APC President and Chief Executive Officer Red Cavaney. ``Christmas in April recipients will receive much needed home repairs which encompass anything from installing thermal insulation, replacing broken windows with new plastic-sheathed window frames and sills or applying vinyl siding.''
Christmas in April *USA is a national volunteer organization that partners with communities in order to rehabilitate the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled. APC and Christmas in April *USA are based in Washington.