The Association of Plastics Recyclers

The "What, Why & How" of Grocery Rigid Plastic Recycling Webinar

More than ever, businesses are aiming to support sustainability efforts through their products and processes. This webinar from Berry Global Inc. and APR offers an overview of how to collect and recycle "behind the counter" grocery rigid recyclables—typically polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) buckets, tubs, pails, pharmacy sto...
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Sustainable Materials Management Webinar - Recycled Plastics Commodities Markets Update

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center. APR's Kate Eagles, a plastics recycling industry expert, provides an update on collection, markets, and recent challenges for recycled plastics in the U.S. The session also includes brief descriptions of APR's programs, as well as recent activities and communications on the impacts of the Coronav...
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Legislative Update on Issues that Impact Plastics Recycling

This webinar program will provide a status report documenting where critical proposals stand on Capitol Hill, Sacramento, and beyond. Join us to learn what we can be doing during this time to maintain momentum on the critical issues to enhance our recycling infrastructure. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.
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The Road to Recyclability

Presented by Berry Global Inc. in partnership with the Association of Plastic Recyclers, we invite you to discover how to design for recyclability by considering material selection, special features, and sortation. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.
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The Impact of Recent Legislation on the Recycling Industry

Hear from APR and our lobbying and communications team at the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP as we discuss the impact of the recently passed stimulus bill on the plastic recycling industry. We will provide members with insights relevant to the recycling industry about how the federal government is responding to the COVID-19 virus, includi...
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Get Certified! An Overview of APR's PCR Certification Program

To support and grow the use of postconsumer recycled plastics, APR understands that it is essential that PCR certification be reliable, consistent, and accessible by both producers and users of recycled plastic resins. The APR Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program is a process to endorse companies that provide third-party certification of ...
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APR's Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: An Update on the Growth and Impact this Campaign has Seen Over the Last 3 Years

APR's Recycling Demand Champion Campaign has seen continuous growth, market impact, and expansion since its launch in October 2018. This webinar will provide an overview of the campaign and highlight two recent developments to expand its reach: Waste Management's commitment to purchase curbside recycling carts made with 10% postconsumer HDPE derive...
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September 17, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

 

September 17, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

APR in the News

A Circular Economy: Working Together to Achieve Sustainability in Packaging

Many prominent consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have set ambitious sustainability objectives, like targeting a supply of high levels of recyclable or reusable packaging as soon as 2025, while reducing the use of plastics.

These goals resonate with consumers. According to a 2018 study conducted by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), 78% of consumers say that they support or buy from businesses with sustainability initiatives, and 79% say they prefer products that are in sustainable packaging over products that are not.

The key to helping CPGs meet their 2025 targets is cross-industry collaboration.

Read the full article from Flexible Packaging.

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September 16, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

September 16, 2020 - Waste Dive

APR in the News

Long Beach, California, revamps recycling to focus on plastics by item type, not resin numbers

The city is introducing an item-specific recycling program that avoids using numeric designations and directs residents to recycle specific types of items such as milk jugs, water bottles and cereal boxes.

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September 11, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, PrintWeek, WhatTheyThink, Plastics in Packaging

 

September 11, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, PrintWeek, WhatTheyThink, Plastics in Packaging

APR in the News

Siegwerk receives APR recognition for de-inking technology

Siegwerk’s washable ink technology allows for recycling of the sleeve along with PET bottles. It is the first technology of its kind recognized by APR.

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September 10, 2020 - Environment & Energy Leader, Bake, Benzinga, MyVanCity, QSR, ABC 10, PennLive, TimeOut, KXAN, Grocerant Guru, Packaging Gateway, Elite Daily, WSTale, Kron4

 

September 10, 2020 - Environment & Energy Leader, Bake, Benzinga, MyVanCity, QSR, ABC 10, PennLive, TimeOut, KXAN, Grocerant Guru, Packaging Gateway, Elite Daily, WSTale, Kron4

APR in the News

Starbucks Releases Strawless Lids in US and Canada

The company is rolling out lightweight recyclable strawless lids for iced beverages sold in the United States and Canada.

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September 6, 2020 - Considerable

 

September 6, 2020 - Considerable

APR in the News

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

One recycling myth we can clear up right now.

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September 4, 2020 - Packaging Strategies

 

September 4, 2020 - Packaging Strategies

APR in the News

What Does Your Labeling Say?

Labels communicate to consumers about your brand — be it a recycling claim, nutrition benefits, or how the product can be used.

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September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

California mandates recycled material in beverage bottles

California lawmakers approved legislation requiring beverage companies to use recycled plastic. If signed, the bill will usher in the first recycled-content law of its kind for plastic bottles in the U.S.

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September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

PET bottle label innovations receive letters from APR

Two pressure-sensitive labels and one shrink-sleeve label recently received recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers because they were proven not to interfere with the PET recycling process.

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September 2, 2020 - Perishable News, The Produce News

 

September 2, 2020 - Perishable News, The Produce News

APR in the News

Red Sun Farms Introduces New Graphic Refresh to Align With Sustainability Goals

Red Sun Farms is a high-tech hydroponic greenhouse farm with locations across Canada, Mexico, and the US, focusing on cultivating cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes.

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August 27, 2020 - Plastics News

 

August 27, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Perspective: Packaging, COVID and sustainability

The issues driving sustainability didn't change during Covid.

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August 26, 2020 - Recycling Product News, MSW Management

 

August 26, 2020 - Recycling Product News, MSW Management

APR in the News

APR joins U.S. Plastics Pact as activator and advisor

APR President and CEO Steve Alexander, who sits on the pact's advisory council, called it the "single most important effort to address the growth and sustainability of plastics recycling in the past 20 years."

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August 26, 2020 - APR Press Release

 

August 26, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR Joins U.S. Plastics Pact as Activator and Advisor

As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, and a founding Activator, the APR will serve on the U.S. Pact Advisory Council’s Expert Panel.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy, and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.

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August 25, 2020 - Newswire, Benzinga, Tioga Publishing, The Bull, WFMZ Allentown, Pennsylvania Latino News, NS Packaging

 

August 25, 2020 - Newswire, Benzinga, Tioga Publishing, The Bull, WFMZ Allentown, Pennsylvania Latino News, NS Packaging

APR in the News

GreenCircle Certified, LLC is Officially an Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Endorsed Certifier for Post-Consumer Resins (PCR)

GreenCircle Certified, LLC announced the achievement of becoming an Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Endorsed Certifier for Post-Consumer Resins (PCR).

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