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News and Media Archives July 2015

 
July 29, 2015 - PetStar Press Release

PetStar's Museum- Auditorium achieves LEED PLATINUM certification as a Sustainable Building

The world's largest PET Recycling Food-grade Plant, part of Coca-Cola System in Mexico; consistet with its organizational values and principles of sustainability and care of the environmnet, shows in it's facilities the application of these concepts and shares them with its visitors, employees ad other stakeholders through guided visits to it's plant.

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July 15, 2015- Recycling Today, Flexible Packaging News

APR in the NEWS

APR selects long-time recycling industry executive to expand film recovery

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July 14, 2015 - APR Press Release

FILM RECLAMATION GROUP CONTINUES GROWTH

Vision and Strategies outlined during June APR Meeting

With the demand for film and flexible packaging expanding, efforts to recover and reclaim that material are becoming increasingly complex and critical. To meet the needs of the film reclamation industry, The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, recently appointed Sandi Childs, a long time recycling industry executive, to direct its flexible film recovery efforts.

“We are very pleased that Sandi has agreed to manage our film and flexible packaging recovery efforts,” commented Scott Saunders, General Manager of KW Plastics and Chairman of APR. “Building upon the development of the APR Design™ Guide for Film and Model Bale Specifications, Sandi is already working with industry leaders to define clear strategies that will lead to increased recovery of flexible packaging for recycling. With over 30 years experience in our industry, including positions with Coca-Cola Recycling, NAPCOR and Southeastern Container, Sandi has the perfect combination of insight and understanding of all aspects of the recycling process.”

“The committee plans to collaborate with all stakeholders, as well as other APR committees, to expand and improve existing film recycling infrastructure,” explained Sandi Childs. “We will also study and assess the impact of bags and films on MRFs and curbside collection, and explore possible ways to redesign collection strategies or MRF equipment so that bags might be accepted in curbside programs in the future.”

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July 9, 2015 - Recycling Today, Plastics News, Food Production Daily, Recycling International, Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the NEWS

Study examines improving sorting efficiencies in MRFs

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July 9, 2015 - Plastic Packaging Perspectives

APR in the NEWS

Package Design with Recyclability in Mind
By Kara Pochiro

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July 1, 2015 - Greener Package

APR Member Highlight - The Procter & Gamble Company

P & G puts focus on PE film film recycling

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