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The 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar Education Series


Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles: Resources to Encourage MRFs and Municipalities to Expand Collection

Since 2009 APR has conducted a survey to evaluate each state's largest municipality's residential plastics collection programs, and the growing trend continues to be: Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles. APR's Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles Toolkits were developed to provide resources to support state and local solid waste management and recycling officials to enhance their collection programs, increase the amount of material collected by those programs, and add value to the bottom line.

Presentation Details:
The 3 webinars below will provide an overview of each of the toolkit's resources which include: Success Stories, Market Information, Education, Flowcharts and Videos, Remanufacturing / Applications, and FAQs. Each session will also include presenters with first-hand experience expanding collection beyond bottles including MRF operators, solid waste and recycling officials, reclaimers, and other recycling professionals.

Caps On Bottles and Containers

Tuesday, June 20th @ 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST
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Residential Bulky Rigid Plastics

Tuesday, August 1st @ 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST
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The APR Design® Guide & The How2Recycle® Label: A Partnership to Expand and Improve Plastics Recycling

Tuesday, September 19th 2017 @ 1:00 -2:00 pm EST

How2Recycle® is a consumer based standardized labeling system that provides specific instructions to consumers, directly on packaging, regarding whether or not a container is recyclable, not yet recyclable, or if the consumer should check if their local collection programs accept the material.

Each How2Recycle® label is based on the most current recyclability data available, as well as critical technical insights from Association of Plastic Recyclers and the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. This webinar will provide an overview outlining how brand companies can acquire the label for their products, how the program defines recyclable, and how APR and The How2Recycle® are working together to expand the effort to include more products into this valuable consumer education labeling system.

Presenters: Kelly Cramer, Senior Manger, SPC

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2016 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report Overview

Tuesday, November 7th 2017 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

The 2016 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. It will also include data from the Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2016, a collaborative effort of APR and The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR). Both reports will be available on the APR website once publicly released. Click here to access Rate Reports.

Presenter:  Dave Cornell, APR Technical Consultant and Plastics Recycling Expert

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Previous 2017 Webinars:

Non-Bottle Containers

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST

Presenters:  Liz Bedard, APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Director; Lou Perez, Director of MRF Operations of Eco-Cycle / Boulder County Recycling Center; and Jill Holbert, Associate Director of the Solid Waste Management Department for the City of Albuquerque

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Click here for recording on APR's Vimeo channel

Click here for recording on Go-To-Webinar


APR Plastics Recycling Showcase: Celebrating Innovations That Support the Growth of Plastics Recycling

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST

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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 long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is essential to the success of the plastic recycling industry.

This webinar provided information about each of the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase Innovations: