The 2016 APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar Education Series:
Previously Presented in 2016:
2015 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report Overview
Monday, November 7th at 1:00 pm EST
The 2015 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report, a collaborative effort of APR and The American Chemistry Council (ACC), quantifies the amount of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) bottles collected for recycling, as well as the rate of recycling of those bottles. This study also includes postconsumer recycling values and comments for polyethylene terephthalate (PET).. This webinar will serve as an Executive Summary, featuring data and analyses from the report. The full report will be available on the APR website once publicly released.
2015 PET Container Recycling Rate Report Overview
Tuesday, October 18th at 1:00 pm EST
The Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2015 , a collaborative effort of APR and The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), provides a detailed overview of the recycling of PET bottles and jars in the United States during 2015, as well as a general summary of the recycling of PET thermoforms. This webinar will serve as an Executive Summary, featuring data and analyses from the report. The full report will be available on the APR website once publicly released.
Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles: Resources to Support MRFs and Municipalities
Tuesday, September 6th at 1:00 pm EST
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), works to increase the amount of plastic recycled, and to strengthen the economic viability of plastics recycling. An annual survey of the largest communities in each of the fifty US states and Washington, DC indicates that the number of communities collecting #1-7 containers more than doubled from 2009 to 2014. Although this is great news, many cities have still not followed this trend. Recycling rigid plastics beyond PET and HDPE bottles presents certain challenges, but many North American reclaimers are interested in buying non-bottle rigid plastic material. Polypropylene is the largest resin component of non-bottle containers, which has a high market demand. This webinar will provide an overview of the resources, developed by the APR, for MRFs and Municipalities to support the expansion of plastics collected.
The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability: A Guided Tour through this Comprehensive Product Design Reference Tool
Tuesday, June 28th at 1:00 pm EST
APR works with Consumer Brand companies to encourage the expanded use of PCR in their products. This partnership is a key component of a collaborative approach to help companies achieve their sustainability goals and commitments. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability was created to provide a reference for packaging engineers and designers to utilize when creating a new product or package. Our goal is to ensure a package is recyclable when it is introduced into the marketplace, rather than determining it is an impediment to recycling after it enters the waste stream. The APR Design® Guide has proven to be one of the most comprehensive product design reference sources available. This webinar will provide a step by step guide through the extensive resources provided on the APR website.
The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase: Celebrating Innovations that Support the Growth of Plastics Recycling
Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00 pm EST
As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the long-term growth and sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is essential to the success of the plastic recycling industry. This webinar will provide information about each of the 2016 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase Innovations:
• Multi-Purpose High Density Polyethylene Cable Reel from Carris Reels
• Coca-Cola's "Simply Beverages™" line of Juices and Juice Drinks with Constantia SpearRC Pressure Sensitive Labels
• PE and PP Compatibilization with Dow INTUNE™ Olefin Block Copolymers
• Indorama's PolyClear® EBM PET 5507 Resin for Extrusion Blow Molding
• AUTOSORT FLAKE by TOMRA Sorting Solutions
• Petstar's LEED Platinum Certified Recycling Museum - Auditorium
Plastics Recycling Works: Facts and Figures to Support a Thriving Industry
Tuesday, August 9th at 1:00pm EST
Plastics recycling in 2016 is a strong, growing, vibrant, and economically sustainable industry. The volume of plastic containers recycled annually continues to grow at rates greater than gross domestic product. Consumer brand commitment, in concert with innovation in packaging design and recycling technology, are making a wider variety of products available for recycling. This webinar will provide an overview of the environmental benefits of recycling, market trends, brand owner sustainability goals, as well as future areas of growth in the plastics recycling industry.