News and Media Archives June 2016

June 30, 2016 - Carolina County

"Your Bottle Means Jobs" Campaign in the News

Plastic Bottles Can Mean Jobs for North Carolinians 

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June 29, 2016 - AMUT Video

APR Member Highlight - AMUT 

AMUT releases video on new washing line in England for rigid plastics recycling 

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June 27, 2016 - Pellenc ST Press Release

APR Member Highlight: Pellenc ST Press Release

Pellenc ST reveals brand new optical sorter: the Mistral+

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June 22, 2016 - Resource Recycling

APR Member Highlight: Custom Polymers

Polyester fiber operation set to open in Alabama

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June 21, 2016 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

Updates on recovery efforts offered at mid-year APR meeting 

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June 15, 2016 - Resource Recycling, Recycling Today, Waste Dive, Plastics News, Packaging World, Environmental Leader, Environmental Expert, Sustainable Brands

APR in the News

APR updates product design guide

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June 8, 2016 - APR Press Release

Industry’s Most Comprehensive Plastic Packaging Design Resource

Increasing supply and enhancing the quality of the plastics recycling stream are two primary goals of an updated resource guide unveiled this week by the leading technical authority on plastics recycling. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, presented the new and improved APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability at its June Membership Meeting in San Antonio. The design guidelines outline detailed steps for packaging and design engineers to consider the implications of new products or containers in the recycling process.

“The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is the most comprehensive and user-friendly resource outlining the plastics recycling industry’s recommendations in the marketplace today,” commented Scott Saunders, GM of KW Plastics, Recycling Division and Chairman of APR. “The content has been updated to more accurately reflect today’s North American plastics recycling infrastructure.”

The goal of the APR Design® Guide is to have packaging designed that is compatible with the recycling infrastructure. “One of the biggest challenges facing plastic recyclers are containers that come through the stream that may have a negative impact on recycling,” stated Steve Alexander, APR President. “APR firmly believes that companies want to design packaging that is recyclable and sustainable. Both recyclers and product manufacturers often do not realize the implications of new products, until they have been brought to market, made it through the collection process, and contaminate the recycling stream.”

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