The Association of Plastic Recyclers

PP evolution makes all K-Cup coffee pods recyclable

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) has made all of its K-Cup pods recyclable and added the How2Recycle label that communicates recycling instructions to consumers. Part of a longstanding sustainability commitment, the brand converted more than 100 manufacturing lines to produce the pods now made from polypropylene. KDP produces approximately 80 per cent of the...
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EPL’s Platina tube achieves First in the World title

First fully sustainable and completely recyclable tube and cap combination. EPL has announced that its Platina tube with an HDPE closure has been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) as the first fully sustainable and completely recyclable tube and cap combination in the world. Read the full article from Press Ideas. Read the fu...
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Film Suppliers and Food Companies Sharpen Plans for Sustainability Goals

Sustainable mandates are arriving in the next five years, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and suppliers are collaborating to find answers to meet this difficult challenge. During the recent BNP Media-sponsored virtual Global Pouch Forum, David Luttenberger, global packaging director at Mintel, explained numerous consumer trends revolvin...
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5 Tips to Creating a Recyclable Flexible Package

Environmental issues for plastic packaging may have taken a back seat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's only a matter of time until the topic turns white hot again. A subset of the plastic environmental conversation is recycling. Confusion runs rampant among consumers as to what can and cannot be recycled — and in what manner. Interestingly, t...
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Report examines thermoform recovery options

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform packaging, which includes cups, clamshells, trays, bowls and deli, bakery and takeout containers, is growing in popularity. A new study by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), Falls Church, Virginia, and its project partners, "PET Thermoform Cost and Material Flow Analysis," presents relative costs ...
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Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med Announce the Launch of Their First Ever Recyclable HDPE Toothpaste Tubes in North America and Europe

Procter & Gamble (P&G) will start the switch to the recyclable HDPE tubes for Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med in January 2021 and will continue until full conversion, by 2025 for US and Europe. The launch of its first HDPE tubes will enable millions of households to recycle their toothpaste packaging in existing recycling streams. R...
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NAPCOR shares progress report on PET thermoform recycling

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, North Carolina, has worked with stakeholders to improve the collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform packaging, including clamshells, cups, tubs, lids, boxes, trays, egg cartons and similar rigid, nonbottle packaging.  Over the past five ye...
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Commentary: Creating a circular economy requires advocacy and activism from all sectors

With global warming continuing to rise, reversing climate change through sustainable practices has become increasingly vital to the health of the planet. Sustainability initiatives can be found in nearly every industry, including plastic packaging. While single-use plastics are scrutinized for contributing to the upward global warming potential (GW...
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Avery Dennison Talks Circularity in Self-Adhesive Label Industry

Labels are everywhere – on soda bottles, lotion containers, pieces of fruit. Many of these self-adhesive labels are made of virgin plastics, and even those made of paper could have a plastic liner. A new coalition of more than 30 global companies in the self-adhesive value chain has formed with an end-goal of creating a circular industry and encour...
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January 28, 2019 - APR Press Release

 

 
January 28, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Press Release

Association of Plastic Recyclers Report: Use of Recycled Plastic Linked to Reduced Energy Consumption, Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

"This study shows a win-win for companies who incorporate recycled plastic resin into their new products: they can improve the environmental sustainability of their products and processes and reduce their energy costs."

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