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APR Fall Member Meeting

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Register By Friday, August 2 for the Best Rates October 22 – 24, 2024Omni Charlotte HotelCharlotte, North Carolina  EARLYUntil August 2 STANDARDAugust 3 –September 13 LATESeptember 14 –October 21 Members $450 $475 $500Non-Members$525$550$575 Registrants receive access to: General Sessions: Hear the "State of the APR" and get insights on k...

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APR Design® Training: Two-Day Training & Tours Program

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October 8-9, 2024Dallas, Texas Learn why and how to design for recyclability in this two-day interactive session. Both days start with classroom learning, covering what it means to be recyclable, how packaging makes it through the full North American recycling system, recommendations and watchouts for design, as well as rec...

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Nationwide Business Development Opportunity for Sorting and Recycling Services Under Canada’s EPR Programs

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024Noon - 1:00 PM Eastern Time Presented By: Usman ValianteSupply-chain procurement strategist and advisor to Circular Materials Canada's leading Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs)—Circular Materials, Éco Entreprises Québec, and Recycle BC—have launched a nationwide Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) proces...

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APR Summer Member Meeting

APR Summer Member Meeting

Wednesday, June 5 – Friday, June 7, 2024Austin Marriott DowntownAustin, Texas  EARLYUntil April 19 STANDARDApril 20 – May 24 LATEMay 25 – June 5 Members $450 $475 $500Non-Members$525$550$575 Registrants receive access to: General Session: Hear the "State of the APR" from APR's President & C...

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APR Design® Recognition 101: The Seal of Approval for Recyclable Plastic Packaging Design

View the recording View the slides Is your company investing in sustainable package innovation? Get the credit you deserve, and let the world know, with APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition. Since its inception, the program has reviewed and recognized packaging from more than 120 companies and has led to the mainstream adoption of impactful in...

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Press Release: APR Expands Program to Recognize Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Now Eligible for APR New Packaging Components Design® Recognition The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced updates to the APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition Program, adding new packaging components that are now eligible for Preferred Design Recognition (PDR.) There are several different paths to achieve APR Design® Recog...

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APR Statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Hearing on Efforts to Improve Reuse and Recycling

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) applauds the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) for convening this week's important hearing on "Efforts to Improve Reuse and Recycling." Coming just weeks after the celebration of Earth Day — an annual reminder...

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Ep. 32: Design for Recyclability & the Evolution of the APR Design® Program w/ Rebecca Mick & Ruben Nance

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Recycled Content Host and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Kara Pochiro, is joined this episode by two fellow APR colleagues, Rebecca Mick, Program Director for Film & Packaging Innovation, and Ruben Nance, APR Program Director responsible for the management and growth of APR's Preferred Design...

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APR Applauds Progress at INC-4 Negotiations on Plastic Pollution

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The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) issued the following statement at the conclusion of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) on plastic pollution: "APR commends the substantial progress made in Ottawa to reduce plastic pollution through a global instrument. The message remains clear that these UN negotiat...

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Recycling More and Using Less on Earth Day 2024

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The world is in a battle against plastic waste. Alongside reduction and reuse, recycling is a vital strategy for winning that battle. Every year, recycling keeps billions of pounds of plastic out of oceans and landfills. On Earth Day, we remember that when we recycle more, we can all use less - less of the Earth's finite resources and less energy t...

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Press Release: Save the Date for the Biggest Event in the U.S. Covering Municipal Recycling Policy for State and Municipal Officials

Invaluable resources and insights to improve recycling State and local recycling officials, industry stakeholders and sustainability advocates are invited to mark their calendars for the upcoming Resource Recycling Conference (RRC), presented by Resource Recycling, Inc., set to take place November 13-15, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. This dynamic e...

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Recyclers Recovered Over Five Billion Pounds of Postconsumer Plastic for Recycling in 2022

New Data Demonstrates Need for Recommitment to Recycling Recyclers recovered just over five billion pounds of post-consumer plastic for recycling in the United States (U.S.) in 2022 with the vast majority staying in North America to be processed and remanufactured into new products, according to new data released today by the Association of Plastic...

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Creating a Path Towards the Future of Plastics Recycling

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Recycling works. It is essential, along with reduction and reuse, in the ever-evolving landscape to create a circular economy. As an international non-profit and the only North American organization focused exclusively on improving recycling for plastics, it has remained the focus of APR's work for over 30 years. We stand at a pivotal moment, where...

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Spring APR Member Meeting

Hundreds of plastic recycling professionals are gathering March 27-28 to continue APR's work of raising the bar for plastics recycling. Taking place on the heels of the Plastics Recycling Conference (March 25-27), this shortened member meeting is an opportunity to network with APR members across the value chain in a smaller, more int...

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Press Release: APR and RecyClass Celebrate a Year of Collaboration to Improve Plastics Packaging Circularity

Commitment to drive global harmonization of Design for Recyclability Guidance The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and RecyClass celebrate a successful first year of collaborative efforts to accelerate global alignment of Design for Recycling Guidance with the publication of a report detailing accomplishments and key milestones. The APR-RecyC...

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Press Release: APR Report Studies Pyrolysis as Possible Complement to Mechanical Recycling for Plastic Film and Flexible Packaging (FFP)

First-ever modeling of scaled FFP recycling, including design, collection methods and costs The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) released today a comprehensive report that models the potential of pyrolysis technologies, as a complement to mechanical recycling, to recycle FFP back into plastic resins to be remanufactured into new plastic ...

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Press Release: APR Completes Suite of Sorting Potential Test Methods to Improve Design for Recyclability

Lab-scale testing for full scale results The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced completion of a first of its kind, multi-material 2d3d sorting potential test method, "Evaluation of the 2D/3D Sorting Potential of a Whole Article," developed through supporting funding from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Thi...

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For recycling to truly succeed as a solution to reduce plastic pollution, the UN should focus on six key areas

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The global treaty recognizes the importance of plastics recycling as an essential solution to reduce plastic pollution, but more work is needed to invest in and incentivize the business of recycling so recyclers can outcompete virgin plastic in the marketplace. In a few short weeks, nearly 170 countries and thousands of stakeholders will gather in ...

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Ep 30: Getting ready for the Plastic Recycling Conference w/ Maite Quinn & Steve Alexander

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Ahead of the 2024 Plastic Recycling Conference, Recycled Content is back with a new episode hosted by the Association of Plastic Recycler's (APR) VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Kara Pochiro as she sits down with Steve Alexander, President & CEO of APR, and Maite Quinn, a lead member for Resource Recycling's Plastic Recycling Conferenc...

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APR and USPP Joint Statement

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the U.S. Plastics Pact issued the following statement in response to the Center for Climate Integrity's recent report on plastics recycling: "APR and the U.S. Plastics Pact know that recycling works. Recyclers take in post-consumer plastic packaging from every community recycling program across the cou...

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