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May 21, 2020 - Beauty Packaging

 

May 21, 2020 - Beauty Packaging

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Pearly Whites Shine Bright Naturally

Oral care is taking cues from skin care and brands are leading with clean ingredients, product innovations, and sustainable packaging.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Detectable by design

Black plastics have long eluded sorters, but a collaborative effort by brands, color providers, recyclers, and others is working to change that reality.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 
May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Slipping through the cracks

The plastics recycling industry is under pressure to deliver more quality material to end users. As it turns out, key gains could be made just by cutting down on what’s inadvertently lost in the recycling process.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 
May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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International embrace

American recycling professionals might be surprised to learn that container deposit laws are experiencing explosive growth around the world.

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May 20, 2020 - WasteDive

 

May 20, 2020 - WasteDive

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Road ahead for recycled PET markets complicated by coronavirus-induced supply disruptions

Market analysts expect the cost of recycled PET will eventually start to gain parity with virgin, but recent low oil prices and issues with container redemption programs are complicating that outlook.

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May 12, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Label & Narrow Web, PETnology, Graphic Display World, Packaging Impressions

 
May 12, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Label & Narrow Web, PETnology, Graphic Display World, Packaging Impressions

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INX International introduces Genesis GS washable inks for labels

INX International Ink, with Sakata INX, have released Genesis GS washable label inks. In March, the ink was recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for meeting or exceeding the group’s strict testing protocol for washable and recyclable PET shrink sleeve applications.

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May 9, 2020 - OpenPR

 

May 9, 2020 - OpenPR

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Plastic Tubes Market 2020 Analysis by Global Manufacturers - Essel Propack, Albea S.A, Berry Global, CCL Industries, Linhardt GmbH, Huhtamaki, Bowler Plastics, Emold Services CC

Essel Propack's Platina 250 and Green GML 300 Lamitubes have been recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers(APR), USA as meeting or exceeding the strict APR critical guidance criteria.

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May 7, 2020 - Waste Today

 

May 7, 2020 - Waste Today

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APR encourages California retailers to use reusable plastic bags

Organization releases statement in response to Gov. Newsom’s order that temporarily suspends enforcement of single-use plastic bag ban at some retailers.

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May 7, 2020 - APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

 

May 7, 2020 - APR Statement

APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) shares Governor Gavin Newsom’s goal to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. APR members are operating to serve Californians and our country, and safety always comes first. Our members follow the guidelines set by the State of California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant state and federal agencies.

On April 27th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-54-20, which in part temporarily suspended the enforcement of the ban the distribution of single use plastic bags by specified retailers. It is important to note that the Executive Order did not ban or limit the use of reusable plastic bags nor require retailers to stop using the reusable bags produced by APR members. There continues to be sufficient amount of postconsumer resin (PCR) for APR members to produce reusable bags, and there has been no change in the reasons why these reusable bags are popular: these products are good for the environment and are popular among California’s consumers. There are also no safety concerns with the inclusion of PCR in reusable bags as long the Cal-OSHA guidelines for consumers using their own bags are followed.

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May 4, 2020 - Packaging World, Pro Food World

 

May 4, 2020 - Packaging World, Pro Food World

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COVID-19 Changes the Plastics Conversation, but CPGs Still Innovating

The coronavirus raises concerns about reusable packaging and deals a blow to recycling, but amidst the uncertainty, CPGs and associations still work toward greater packaging sustainability.

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April 29, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

April 29, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Pause on bag law is a hit to some recyclers

California’s single-use bag ban has been suspended for two months, with the governor citing coronavirus safety concerns.

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April 27, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Industry Today, Plastics in Packaging, Packaging World, Plastics News

 

April 27, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Industry Today, Plastics in Packaging, Packaging World, Plastics News

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Barrier packaging technology from Inhance Technologies recognised as fully recyclable

A barrier solution that ‘alleviates concerns about multilayered packaging’ has now been officially recognized by both the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) in the US and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) as fully recyclable.

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April 24, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

 

April 24, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

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Avery Dennison ‘Intent’ on meeting sustainability goals

Enhanced product portfolios, including ClearIntent, have been designed to positively impact the environment.

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April 23, 2020 - Packaging Impressions

 

April 23, 2020 - Packaging Impressions

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Embracing Environmental Aspirations

While the topic of sustainability is nothing new for packaging and converting businesses, ever-changing societal demands are pushing the industry to keep up with the latest trends.

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April 23, 2020 - Plastics News

 

April 23, 2020 - Plastics News

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Plastics groups seek $1B for recycling in COVID bills

A coalition of plastics companies and trade groups is urging Congress to include up to $1 billion in recycling funding in future coronavirus legislation, saying that it fears recyclables collection could be hit hard by the pandemic.

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Earth Day 2020: Recycling and the Circular Economy

On Earth Day, just like every day, APR is the "Voice of Plastics Recycling." We work with our members at every link of the plastics industry supply chain to strengthen the circular economy and create a more sustainable, less wasteful world. This year's Earth Day theme is climate action. It is abundantly clear that an effective recycling chain is of...
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April 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

April 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

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Industry groups push for inclusion of recycling infrastructure in next federal coronavirus aid package

Recycling advocates and trade organizations are hopeful the next major federal stimulus package addressing impacts from the new coronavirus will include their sector.

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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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April 15, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

April 15, 2020 - Waste Dive

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Governments encouraged to expand procurement of products with PCR

From libraries to court houses to the curb, governments purchase a lot of plastic goods, including bags, collection carts or containers, and even outdoor furniture.

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April 15, 2020 - Considerable

 

April 15, 2020 - Considerable

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Why you’re supposed to leave the cap on when recycling

One recycling myth we can clear up right now.

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