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APR Design for Recyclability Guidelines: An Executive Summary

September 19, 2013

As one of its core missions, APR has always sought to provide packaging designers with specific information to allow for informed decisions. For the past 14 years, the APR Recyclability Guidelines, which are based on actual industry experience, have provided that guidance to industry. These guidelines describe how a package design might impact conventional mechanical plastics recycling systems, be improved to avoid recycling problems, and be optimized to make plastic packages more compatible with current recycling systems.

Consumer product companies, marketing and brand managers, as well as packaging design experts have expressed the need for an Executive Summary version of the guidelines; as a type of brief reference guide. That summary version has recently been published, and will be unveiled in this webinar program.

The APR Design for Recyclabitlity Guidelines Executive Summary has been prepared by the APR as a quick reference tool for package designers, engineers, brand managers, and decision makers. It is focused on the most commonly reclaimed postconsumer packaging items: PET, polyethylene, and polypropylene bottles and containers. It contains key points to consider from the APR Design for Recyclability Guidelines.

This web seminar will explain how to utilize this valuable tool to aid in the design process when considering the recyclability of a bottle or container.

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