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October 2020 Virtual APR Member Meeting

October 27-29, 2020

We understand that this is a stressful time for all, both professionally and personally. Our staff are working diligently and continue to be your “Voice of Plastics Recycling” and a trustworthy resource for you, as always, during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, APR’s structure allows our staff to conduct business operations seamlessly during this period.

In the interest of safety, we will transition our in-person October APR member meeting to a virtual meeting.  We appreciate your flexibility and patience. We expect that the online format will ensure your safety and convenience while delivering the timely information and opportunities for collaboration that you have come to expect from us.

Register today!

We are excited to share with you our all-new virtual event system for our October meeting. This new portal will be your one stop for all meetings and sessions, and will simulate the in-person APR Meeting experience in a virtual setting. You will also have the opportunity to network with all meeting attendees during our Virtual Networking Event on Wednesday, October 28th.

Once you register, you will receive an email with the credentials you need to access our Virtual Event Platform.


Registration fees for the October Event:

Through October 17th:

Member Registration - $150

Non-Member Registration - $200

October 18th and on:

Last-Minute Member Registration - $200

Last-Minute Non-Member Registration - $250

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 27th

·        General Session: State of the APR 11:00 – Noon ET

APR President Steve Alexander will provide an overview of our efforts relative to legislative and regulatory policy; our future plans for the APR Design® Guide; the continued growth and expansion of the APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign and PCR certification programs; the expansion of APR testing programs; and outline global harmonization efforts with China and across Europe.  

·        General Session: Mini Technical Forum 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET

This session will feature two presentations. "Evolving Plastic Recycling Markets: A Holistic Academic Research Approach" presented by the University at Buffalo, and "Compatibilization and Performance Enhancement Solutions for Polyolefinic Blends" presented by Kraton Polymers.

·        General Session: Recycling Industry Initiatives Update 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET

Learn how the U.S. Plastics Pact is scoping its efforts to meet the 2025 Targets and how a unified national framework, developing a circular economy for plastics, will support the demand for postconsumer resin (PCR). The Recycling Partnership will provide an update on the Circular Economy Accelerator, the policy initiative of The Recycling Partnership, created in early 2019 to proactively drive policy solutions for stronger recycling and a robust circular economy in the U.S. 

·        MRF Committee: 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Wednesday, October 28th

·        Communications & Public Affairs Committee: 11:00 – Noon ET

·        Market Development Committee: 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET

·        Film Committee: 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

·        Virtual Networking: 3:30 – 5 pm ET

Thursday, October 29th

·        PET Technical Committee: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

·        Olefins Technical Committee: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Upcoming Meetings



October 27-29, 2020

Virtual Meeting



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