The Association of Plastics Recyclers

The "What, Why & How" of Grocery Rigid Plastic Recycling Webinar

More than ever, businesses are aiming to support sustainability efforts through their products and processes. This webinar from Berry Global Inc. and APR offers an overview of how to collect and recycle "behind the counter" grocery rigid recyclables—typically polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) buckets, tubs, pails, pharmacy sto...
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Sustainable Materials Management Webinar - Recycled Plastics Commodities Markets Update

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center. APR's Kate Eagles, a plastics recycling industry expert, provides an update on collection, markets, and recent challenges for recycled plastics in the U.S. The session also includes brief descriptions of APR's programs, as well as recent activities and communications on the impacts of the Coronav...
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Legislative Update on Issues that Impact Plastics Recycling

This webinar program will provide a status report documenting where critical proposals stand on Capitol Hill, Sacramento, and beyond. Join us to learn what we can be doing during this time to maintain momentum on the critical issues to enhance our recycling infrastructure. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.
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The Road to Recyclability

Presented by Berry Global Inc. in partnership with the Association of Plastic Recyclers, we invite you to discover how to design for recyclability by considering material selection, special features, and sortation. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.
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The Impact of Recent Legislation on the Recycling Industry

Hear from APR and our lobbying and communications team at the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP as we discuss the impact of the recently passed stimulus bill on the plastic recycling industry. We will provide members with insights relevant to the recycling industry about how the federal government is responding to the COVID-19 virus, includi...
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Get Certified! An Overview of APR's PCR Certification Program

To support and grow the use of postconsumer recycled plastics, APR understands that it is essential that PCR certification be reliable, consistent, and accessible by both producers and users of recycled plastic resins. The APR Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program is a process to endorse companies that provide third-party certification of ...
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APR's Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: An Update on the Growth and Impact this Campaign has Seen Over the Last 3 Years

APR's Recycling Demand Champion Campaign has seen continuous growth, market impact, and expansion since its launch in October 2018. This webinar will provide an overview of the campaign and highlight two recent developments to expand its reach: Waste Management's commitment to purchase curbside recycling carts made with 10% postconsumer HDPE derive...
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What You Need to Know about the New AASHTO Specification 294R - Recycled Content in Drainage Pipes

AASHTO has adopted a new specification that allows plastic pipe products to contain post-consumer recycled content and meet rigorous 100 year life span requirements. This webinar will provide you the background and insights you need to be sure you are using the latest drainage pipes while benefiting your state's recycling programs.  Webinar re...
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Using More PCR

This session will provide an in depth overview of how to incorporate postconsumer recycled content into your package, Walmart's PCR goals and feasible % PCR by packaging format, as well as how to source and reduce costs of PCR.Less Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
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Flexible Packaging (Bags / Wraps / Films)

This session will provide an in depth overview of flexible packaging (bags/wraps/films), uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
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HDPE and PP Packaging

This session will provide an in depth overview of HDPE and PP packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
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PET Packaging

This session will provide an in depth overview of PET packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view the handout. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
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Why Is / Isn't My Plastic Packaging Recyclable?

This session will provide an overview of the sortation process with specific examples of packaging types that do not typically make it through the process. It was also address how to design for recyclability, leveraging the Walmart Recycling Playbook, the top 5 contaminants in the recycling stream, and using the How2Recycle label. Click here to vie...
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Overview of Plastics Packaging

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Sustainable Materials Management: A Compliment or a Barrier to Recycling?

Presenters: Kara Pochiro, APR VP of Communicatiosn & Public Affairs; Steve Alexander, APR President & CEO; and Ron Vance, Chief, Resource Conservation Branch, US EPA According to the EPA, "Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles," but is the...
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Plastic Sorting Best Management Practices: Resources for MRFs, Municipalities, & Reclaimers

Bale sorts, waste composition studies, plastics sorts, and other studies are a regular practice for MRFs, municipalities, and relcaimers, as well as other organizations. Although beneficial information is gathered from these sorts and studies, the process is not standardized, making it difficult to compare results. The APR Plastics Sorting Best Man...
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Life Cycle Inventory Analysis: The First Inventory to Include Recycled PET, HDPE, and PP

Information gained from Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) provide the data to calculate the emissions of greenhouse gases. This information is critical to understand the true environmental impact of recycled plastics. The soon to be published 2018 Life Cycle Assessment includes updates to the PET and HDPE information from the 2010 LCI, with the addition...
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The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in expanding the market for residential plastics, driving investment, increasing supply and producing more high quality PCR. The initial phase of the campaign focused on purchasing new volume PCR through "work in process" (WIP) durable goods, but has expanded to include any and all ...
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The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The APR Sorting Potential Protocols are designed to identify specific features that may cause an entire package to be lost in the recycling process. This knowledge enables design engineers to focus their improvement efforts as they design with recyclability in mind. These protocols complement the information provided in The APR Design® for Plastics...
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EU and CA Packaging Regulations: What do They Mean for Plastics Recycling?

EPR, Mandated Recycled Content, Product Bans, Take Back Requirements. These terms have recently taken on a renewed sense of urgency. California's state agency responsible for recycling regulations, Calrecycle, has just announced new proposals to regulate plastic packaging and the plastics recycling industry. Similar proposals in Europe are regularl...
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