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    APR PCR Certification

What is the APR PCR Certification Program?

APR PCR Certification Process Overview

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At its core, the APR Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program has three components:

  1. APR endorses third-party companies to conduct certifications.
  2. Reclaimers hire these companies to conduct certification .
  3. APR promotes a listing of certified PCR available from reclaimers who are APR members.

The PCR Certification program increases accessibility to and confidence in certification across a diversity of PCR applications.

Buyers of PCR feel confident that the PCR they are buying is legitimately PCR, and reclaimers with legitimate PCR enjoy an expanded market for their certified PCR.


  • Are you a reclaimer who wants your PCR pellet or flake certified?
        Contact one of APR-endorsed certifiers (see the tab "Find An Auditor") to schedule an audit.

    Are you a reclaimer whose PCR has been certified by an APR-endorsed certifier?
        We want to know!  Contact us.

    Are you a certifying organization that wants to be endorsed by APR?
        Contact us to request an application.

    Are you looking to buy certified PCR?
        Click on the "Find Certified PCR" tab.

    Not sure if PCR Certification is what you're seeking?
        This chart might help.

    Still have questions?
        Check out the infographic below or find your answer in this FAQ.

    APR PCR Certification Process Overview

  • “This program promotes the critical link between the reclaimer actually making PCR and the customer wanting to use PCR. The program will undoubtably enhance the brand equity of PCR in the marketplace, helping to ensure that PCR receives the value it deserves.”
    –Greg Janson, President of QRS Recycling, and co-chair of APR’s PCR Certification sub-committee

    The below directory is a list of certified PCR available for sale. Any plastics reclaimer generating PCR pellet or flake can participate in the APR PCR Certification program, but APR only promotes certified PCR from APR member companies in its listing.

    Company Contact Information Certifier Date Certified PET HDPE PP LDPE LLDPE LLDR MDR
    Avangard Innovative

    Jon Stephens
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    281-582-0793

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9/03/21         X    X    
    EFS-plastics Inc. Eadaoin Quinn
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    519.418.3377 ext. 4107
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 5/04/21 & 7/24/21     X
    5/04/21
      X
    5/04/21
      X
    7/24/21
         
    Envision Plastics Jean Bina
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (616) 540-2802
     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  10/10/21     X          
    Fizlestari Plastic Sdn Bhd Chan Tshe Chun (Cecil)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    +852 9225 7232
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9/1/2021     X  X        
    Fresh-Pak Corp. Rudy MacDonel
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (713)-240-9913
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 10/22/21         X    X    
    Merlin Plastics Tonny Wong
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (604) 522-6799
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 7/20/2021    X      X        
    PetStar Frida Zuarth Camacho
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    +52 (722) 180 6390
    OTHER 
    (not through APR's program)
    11/3/21  X            
    Plastic Recycling, Inc. Brandon Shaw
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (317) 780-6100
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 4/19/21     X        
    PreZero US Services, LLC Charlotte Fischer
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (619)240-4874
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 9/30/21          X  X    
    Revolution Cherish Miller
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (714) 801-3172
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. + This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Varies by Location         X    X    X    X
    rPlanet Earth Brian Farinha
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 12/14/20   X            
    Talco Plastics

    Ajit Perera
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    562-630-1224

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 6/04/2021     X  X         
    Transcontinental Packaging Fabrice Laberge
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    514-850-9409
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 6/14/2021        X      
    Unifi Manufacturing Inc Lisa Haynes
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (336)348-6516
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 8/1/2021  X            

     

  • To support and grow the use of postconsumer recycled plastics, certification of postconsumer resins (PCR) must be viewed as reliable, consistent, and accessible by both producers and users of recycled plastic resins. APR agrees with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)’s view that the value of a certification is the degree of confidence and trust that is established by an impartial and competent demonstration of fulfilment of specified requirements by the third party.

    As part of the APR PCR Certification program, APR has established a process for endorsement of companies who provide third-party certification of PCR using the definition in ISO 14021:2016.

    If you are a reclaimer and want your PCR pellet or flake certified, then you must contact one of the APR-endorsed certifying bodies listed below to schedule an audit. If your PCR is already certified and you want it added to the directory of certified PCR, contact us.

    NOTE: California Senate Bill 270 requires that reusable bags distributed or sold in California must meet certain standards, including postconsumer recycled content. Any plastic reclaimer’s PCR which has been certified under the State of California’s SB 270 requirements would be considered certified PCR by APR.

    Company Contact Email Phone
    AM Testing & Services, Inc. Roger Matilla This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (708) 907.5252
      Bill Baumann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    GreenCircle Certified, LLC. Ryan Heins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (610) 569-1047 x115
    SCS Global Services Timothy Whatley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (616) 443-0231
    UL Verification Services Inc. Bill Hoffman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (847) 664-1112

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