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November 15, 2017 - American Chemistry Council, Recycling Today, Plastics News

APR In the News

APR Recognized by ACC for "Innovation in Plastics Recycling"

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November 8, 2017

APR and over 150 organizations back call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging

Earlier this week the New Plastics Economy Team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published a statement calling for a global ban on oxo-degradable plastics.

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November 7, 2017 - APR and ACC Press Release

Plastic Bottle Recycling Dips in 2016; Longterm Outlook Still Strong

Plastic bottle recycling remained strong but declined slightly in 2016, slipping 2.4 percent to just over 2.9 billion pounds, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The 27th annual National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report indicates the overall recycling rate for plastic bottles for the year was 29.7 percent, down from 31.1 percent in 2015.

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November 6, 2017 - Plastics News

APR in the News

APR President Calls for Improved Infrastructure for PET Collection and Sortation

“I think we’re at a key point here where the export market has exacerbated the situation where we really need to make the infrastructure improvements to collect and separate the material to keep up with the dynamic types of packaging we have today."

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November 2, 2017 - Plastics News, Recycling Today

APR in the News

A new "Your Bottle Means Jobs" video from the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council and the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has been picked up by key industy publications.

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October 31, 2017 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR Member Highlight - KW Plastics

KW Predicts 10 Percent Demand Boost For One Resin

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October 31, 2017 - Plastics Recycling Update, Santa Monica Lookout

APR in the News

PETG No Longer Considered Resin Code No. 1 in California
Bruce Magnani, a lobbyist for the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), successfully convinvced California lawmakers to exclude PETG from using resin code No 1.  See coverage of this important distinction below.

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