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News and Media Archives 2017

 
November 6, 2017 - Plastics News

APR in the News

APR President Calls for Improved Infrastructure for PET Collection and Sortation

“I think we’re at a key point here where the export market has exacerbated the situation where we really need to make the infrastructure improvements to collect and separate the material to keep up with the dynamic types of packaging we have today."

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November 2, 2017 - Plastics News, Recycling Today

APR in the News

A new "Your Bottle Means Jobs" video from the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council and the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has been picked up by key industy publications.

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December 5, 2017 - Fast Company

APR Member Highlight: KW Plastics and Waste Management

China Doesn’t Want Our Trash Anymore, So We Need To Recycle Smarter

[Waste Management] works to create demand for recycled material from manufacturers. One customer and partner, KW Plastics, has helped shift the paint industry to paint cans made from recycled #5 plastic, the same material used in most yogurt containers, and Waste Management looks for similar new opportunities.

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December 15, 2017 - businessGreen, GreenBiz

APR in the News

US companies deconstruct China's recycling import ban

Some Western companies see China's upcoming crackdown on imported waste as an opportunity to upgrade their operations and use more recyclables in their own manufacturing, but challenges abound.

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