The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Keep Your Caps On! A 2015 Update Presented October 27, 2015

Due to an ever growing demand for material by plastic reclaimers, APR continues to support the "Caps On" message. Historically, the perception has been that the best way to recycle a plastic bottle is with the cap off. Today, with growing markets for HDPE and PP, coupled with improved recycling technology, plastic recyclers support keeping the cap ...
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Resources to Support Domestic Plastic Recycling Markets Presented September 15, 2015

Sposnored By: APR's primary goal is to increase the amount of material available for recycling. We work to provide tools to increase public and industry awareness of plastics recycling, expand opportunities to recycle plastics, and reduce contamination. This webinar will detail a variety of resources available to the industry, state and local recyc...
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What Really Goes in that Bale? An Overview of the 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study Presented August 11, 2015

The 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study was conducted to categorize the composition of the various types of mixed rigid plastic bales generated in North America, in addition to providing an estimate of the volume and type of non-bottle rigid plastic available for recycling. Making more accurate estimates of the types, volume and destin...
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Foam Recycling: Facts, Figures, and Market Potential Presented June 23, 2015

Sponsored By:  Polystyrene and Expanded Polystyrene, or foam, is commonly used in food service packaging, sports and safety equipment, insulation, and a variety of product packaging. Although foam can be successfully recycled, many misconceptions persist. This webinar will detail the foam recycling process and work to debunk some of the most c...
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The Sort for Value Online Calculator: An APR Pricing Tool Creating More Value for MRF's Presented Tuesday, May 12, 2015

China's Operation Green Fence policy sent many MRF operators searching for alternative markets for mixed plastic bales. Fortunately, many found domestic plastic reclaimers interested in purchasing non-bottle rigid plastic material. Although specific sorting by the MRF may be necessary to access some domestic markets, the additional sorting may well...
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