News and Media Archives February 2017

February 28, 2017 - APR Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity 

APR Announces 2017 Plastics Recycling Showcase

Media and Press opportunity to meet and interview plastics recycling innovators chosen for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase

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February 24, 2017 - Plastics Technology

APR and How2Recycle Label in the News

The How2Recycle program works very closely with the APR when they determine technical recyclability

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February 16, 2017 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Rigids plastics recycling catches on at grocery chains

An increasing number of grocery chains are recycling rigid plastic containers through back-of-store programs, providing a clean source of HDPE and PP for reclaimers.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has tracked 25 national grocery chains — or about 15,000 stores — since launching its outreach project, which aims to promote back-of-house plastic recycling at grocery stores. The project started five years ago, and today 10 of the chains have begun recycling rigid plastics in 4,500 stores in 32 states, according to APR.

Liz Bedard, director of APR’s rigid plastics program, said the effort is spreading through dedicated APR efforts as well as through word-of-mouth between stores.

Now, APR is looking to explore a different source of clean plastic: behind the pharmacy counter. 

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February 15, 2017 - Waste Dive

APR Member Highlight: Dart Container Corporation 

Dart continues to open drop-off locations for expanded polystyrene products

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February 9, 2017 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

APR pursuing updates to recyclability testing protocols

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February 6, 2017 - CarbonLITE Press Release

APR Member Highlight: CarbonLITE

CarbonLITE to build PET recycling plant in Texas

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