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News and Media Archives 2013

May 8, 2013 – APR - Plastic Recyclers Form Group to Work on Full Wrap Shrink Sleeve Label Contamination Issue

May 8, 2013 – APR

Plastic Recyclers Form Group to Work on Full Wrap Shrink Sleeve Label Contamination Issue

Plastic Recyclers Form Group to Work on Full Wrap Shrink Label Contamination Issue
Recognizing the growing concern related to the rapid growth of full wrap shrink sleeve labels in the marketplace, the nation’s leading plastics recycling group today announced the formation of a Label Working Group in an effort to focus on the recycler’s perspective on the problem.

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June 27, 2013 – Plastics News

June 27, 2013 – Plastics News

NC Governor Signs Degradable Plastic Label Law

Attempting to keep the plastic recycling stream clean, lawmakers in North Carolina have passed a measure to force manufacturers of degradable plastics to have the items clearly marked as such.

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June 20, 2013 – Plastics Recycling Update - Film Recycling Groups Organize

June 20, 2013 – Plastics Recycling Update

Film Recycling Groups Organize

Film recycling is emerging as a major area of interest for the plastics recycling industry, with several groups mobilizing around the topic. At last week's meeting of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, members were briefed on an effort to push film recovery higher.

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June 20, 2013 – Christian Science Monitor - China Puts up a Green Wall to US Trash

June 20, 2013 – Christian Science Monitor

China Puts up a Green Wall to US Trash

Have you ever wondered what happens to the soda can that you toss into a recycling bin?
Chances are high that it ends up in China – like 75 percent of the aluminum scrap that the United States exports. Or 60 percent of its scrap paper exports. Or 50 percent of its plastic.

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August 26, 2013 – Packaging Digest

 
August 26, 2013 – Packaging Digest

Summary Version of Recycling Design Guides Released

The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, has published an executive summary version of their recyclability design guides for packaging and containers.

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