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News and Media Archives August 2015

 

August 14, 2015 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Digging for details to spur future recycling growth

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August 13, 2015 - APR Press Release

APR Announces Supermarket Rigid Plastics Recycling Video

Baling Rigid Plastic Packaging Assures Maximum Market Value

A new training video designed to help grocery stores generate maximum revenue from in-store recycling efforts has been released by the leading trading association representing the plastics recycling industry in North America.

The video, titled Baling Rigid Plastics for Greatest Value, was produced by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) in collaboration with Publix Super Markets and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The purpose of the video is to help chain and regional grocers, as well as other large volume generators of highly recyclable rigid plastics, understand the financial benefits and operational considerations of baling #2 high density polyethylene (HDPE) and #5 polypropylene (PP) rigid plastic packaging.

“There is great value in grocery store plastics,” commented Liz Bedard, Director of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Program. “The Grocery Store Recycling Project is all about capturing good material for recycling. Baling the material adds good economic value, and we want to make it easy for grocers to see how they can enhance the value of the material by baling it.”

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August 6, 2015 - Plastics News

APR in the News

APR sharpening its focus on film recycling

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August 6, 2015 - Plastics News

APR Member Highlight: Trex

Trex plans product launches in addition to decks, pallets

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August 5, 2015 - Resource Recycling

APR Member Highlight: The Procter & Gamble Company

Procter & Gamble to increase recycled content in fabric care containers

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August 4, 2015 - APR Press Release, Plastics Recycling Update, Plastics News, Recycling Today, Packaging World

APR COMPLETES NATIONAL MIXED RIGID BALE COMPOSITION STUDY

Executive Summary Reveals Key Findings

A recently released study designed to determine the type of plastic material contained in mixed rigid bales will serve as the basis for the continued expansion of plastics recycling beyond traditional containers and packaging. Commissioned by The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, and conducted by Moore Recycling, the study follows up on an initial survey conducted in 2011, which was the first such effort to determine the composition of various types of mixed rigid plastic bales in North America.

“As recycling rates continue to grow, understanding the type and tonnage available for recycling in North America will strengthen and advance investment in non-bottle rigid recycling,” commented J. Scott Saunders, General Manager of KW Plastics and Chairman of APR.

The 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study focused on material being generated in non-traditional bales of plastic. It was designed to demonstrate the types of plastic containers in the bales, demonstrate the value of separating the material, and encourage the continued expansion of plastics recycling to include non-bottle rigid material.

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August 3, 2015 - Press Releases from National Recovery Technologies (NRT) and AMUT

APR Member Highlight: NRT and AMUT

NRT and AMUT to install new systems at new Unifi Manufacturing facility

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