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    APR PCR Certification

What is the APR PCR Certification Program?

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.

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  • Certification Process Details
  • Buy Certified PCR
  • Get Your PCR Certified
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  • PCR Certification Program FAQs
  • Become an Endorsed Certifier

  • “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/flake/regrind can participate in the APR PCR Certification program, but APR only promotes certified PCR from APR member companies in its listing.

    CompanyContact InformationCertifying CompanyCertification DatePETHDPEPPMDPELDPELLDPE
    Avangard Innovative, LP

    Marcus San Juan

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    (721) 744-2300

    AM Testing & Services, Inc.8/7/19    XX
    EFS-plastics Inc.

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    519.418.3377 ext. 4107

    SCS Global12/18/19 XXXX 
    Envision Plastics

    Tamsin Ettefagh

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    (336) 451-4767

    SCS Global2/10/20 X    
    Merlin Plastics

    Tony Wong

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    (604) 522-6799

    AM Testing & Services, Inc.3/12/20    XX
    Revolution

    Cherish Miller

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    (714) 801-3172

    SCS Globalvaries by location    XX
  • 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.

    Are you a reclaimer?

    If you want your PCR pellet/flake/regrind certified, then you must contact one of the APR-endorsed certifiers listed below to schedule an audit.

    If your PCR is certified and you want it added to the directory of certified PCR, then you must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach a copy of your certificate(s).

    NOTE: California Senate Bill 270 creates standards that reusable bags distributed or sold in California must meet certain standards, including 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.

    Are you a certifying company?

    If you are a certifying company and you wish to become endorsed by APR so that you may audit reclaimers’ PCR, then you must email this completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    CompanyContactEmailPhone
    AM Testing & Services, Inc.Roger MatillaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(708) 907.5252
    Bill BaumannThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    GreenCircle Certified, LLC.Logan DarlingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(610) 569-1047 x119
    SCS Global ServicesTimothy WhatleyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(616) 443-0231
    UL Verification Services Inc.Bill HoffmanThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(847) 664-1112

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