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APR Fall Member Meeting

APR Fall Member Meeting

Register By Friday, August 2 for the Best Rates October 22 – 24, 2024Omni Charlotte HotelCharlotte, North Carolina  EARLYUntil August 2 STANDARDAugust 3 –September 13 LATESeptember 14 –October 21 Members $450 $475 $500Non-Members$525$550$575 Registrants receive access to: General Sessions: Hear the "State of the APR" and get insights on k...

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APR Design® Training: Two-Day Training & Tours Program

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October 8-9, 2024Dallas, Texas Learn why and how to design for recyclability in this two-day interactive session. Both days start with classroom learning, covering what it means to be recyclable, how packaging makes it through the full North American recycling system, recommendations and watchouts for design, as well as rec...

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Nationwide Business Development Opportunity for Sorting and Recycling Services Under Canada’s EPR Programs

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Presented By: Usman ValianteSupply-chain procurement strategist and advisor to Circular Materials Canada's leading Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs)—Circular Materials, Éco Entreprises Québec, and Recycle BC—have launched a nationwide Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) process to identify sortation and recycling service prov...

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APR Summer Member Meeting

APR Summer Member Meeting

Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, June 7, 2024Austin Marriott DowntownAustin, Texas  EARLYUntil April 19 STANDARDApril 20 – May 24 LATEMay 25 – June 5 Members $450 $475 $500Non-Members$525$550$575 Registrants receive access to: General Session: Hear the "State of the APR" from APR's President & C...

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APR Design® Recognition 101: The Seal of Approval for Recyclable Plastic Packaging Design

View the recording View the slides Is your company investing in sustainable package innovation? Get the credit you deserve, and let the world know, with APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition. Since its inception, the program has reviewed and recognized packaging from more than 120 companies and has led to the mainstream adoption of impactful in...

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Spring APR Member Meeting

Hundreds of plastic recycling professionals are gathering March 27-28 to continue APR's work of raising the bar for plastics recycling. Taking place on the heels of the Plastics Recycling Conference (March 25-27), this shortened member meeting is an opportunity to network with APR members across the value chain in a smaller, more int...

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Plastics in AI: Reducing Plastic Waste Through Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization

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From creation to disposal, the plastics industry is ripe for artificial intelligence (AI). The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) upcoming event, "Plastics in AI: Reducing Plastic Waste Through Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization," taking place online Feb. 5-7, 2024, and co-hosted with the Association of Plastics Recyclers, will explore how...

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Spotlight on Recycling in Policy: A Look Back at 2023 and Emerging Initiatives

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Plastic pollution continued to be top of mind for policymakers across the US and around the world in 2023. This webinar will cover the latest in state, federal, and global policy initiatives, including the United Nations negotiations to end plastic pollution, US federal legislation and federal agency initiatives to improve recycling and reduce plas...

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October APR Member Meeting

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Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings mostly happen on the middle day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they cho...

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Boosting Demand for Recycled Plastics – Diverse Applications for PCR and the Myth of “Downcycling”

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View the recording View the slides Report: 2021 US Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling Data Report Report: Recommendations for Recycled Content Requirements for Plastic Goods and Packaging Video: How Post-Consumer Plastic Becomes Green Infrastructure Blog: How Wide-Spec Plastic Leads to Less Circularity and More Waste Resource: Buy Recycled Products Di...

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June APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings mostly happen on the middle day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they cho...

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Plastics Recycling Myth Busters

View the recording View the slides Recycling works. As the Voice of Plastics Recycling®, we see it happening every day.APR works to counteract the rising tide of misinformation and skepticism about plastics recycling through fostering rational, fact-based dialogue that communicates the value of recycling and recycled plastics. This webinar will deb...

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Continued Expansion of APR’s MPG Recognition Program - Creating Packaging That is Circular by Design™

View the recording  View the slides The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced new packaging components eligible for the Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Program, which recognizes products that are considered Preferred according to the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. MPG provides credible recognition fr...

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March APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the end of this meeting. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings take place on the first day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they choose, with occasion...

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Plastics Recycling Conference 2023

The Plastics Recycling Conference is taking place March 6-8, 2023 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center, located on the banks of the Potomac in National Harbor, Md. The Plastics Recycling Conference is the largest North American gathering of plastics recycling and sustainability professionals, annually bringin...

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Demystifying PCR Certification

View the recording View the slides We all play an important role in the world of plastics recycling, and with the right tools we can work together to make the circular economy a reality. The production and consumption of post-consumer resin (PCR) are essential in a circular economy. The APR PCR Certification program provides transparency to support...

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November APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings occur on Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. Except for the PET Reclaimers Working Group, at...

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Plastic Package Design to Meet 2025 Circularity Commitments

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the Voice of Plastics Recycling®, will hold Industry Meets educational sessions on recyclable package design during PACK EXPO, October 23-26 in Chicago, Illinois. Attend one of the 5 sessions to learn how to create packaging that is Circular by Design™. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Re...

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Plastics Recycling Legislative Update

View the recording View the slides APR works to ensure the needs of the plastics recycling industry are addressed on Capitol Hill, in state houses across the country, as well as internationally. We accomplish this by providing technical expertise and counsel to members of Congress, Congressional staff, state and local legislators, and others.This w...

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Circular by Design™: The APR Design® Guide and the APR PCR Certification Program

View the recording View the slides In a circular economy, consumer product companies are their own material suppliers. When products are Circular by Design™ they are designed to be compatible with the recycling system, reduce contamination, and enhance the steam of postconsumer resin (PCR) available to manufacture into new products. PCR markets are...

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