The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Domestic Plastic Reclaimers Act in Response to China’s Green Fence

Domestic Plastic Reclaimers Act in Response to China's Green Fence Ocotber 17th 2013 Attend this webinar and learn what APR is doing to assist scrap plastic generators market their material. APR members represent over 90% of the plastic reclaiming capacity in North America. With the coming of the China Green Fence, successfully connecting with dome...
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APR Design for Recyclability Guidelines: An Executive Summary

September 19, 2013 As one of its core missions, APR has always sought to provide packaging designers with specific information to allow for informed decisions. For the past 14 years, the APR Recyclability Guidelines, which are based on actual industry experience, have provided that guidance to industry. These guidelines describe how a package desig...
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Full Wrap Shrink Sleeve Labels: A Recycler's Dilemma

August 1, 2013 Full sleeve labels on PET bottles are growing in popularity with brand companies. While APR feels that sleeve labels can be helpful, they are mostly a problem to PET recycling. The problem starts at the local municipal sorting center, the MRF, and the vast majority of PET reclaimers report that the labels are a serious problem for re...
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Recycling Rigid Plastics at Grocery Stores

May 30, 2013 Grocery stores are often great recyclers, with robust programs for old corrugated cardboard (OCC) and film/wrap recycling. However, a substantial recyclable portion of a grocer's waste stream is typically thrown away - rigid plastics. A pilot program created by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) provides a variety ...
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