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.
August 20, 2020 - APR Press Release
APR Publishes PE Film Critical Guidance and Test Documents
Working with Brand Owners and Recyclers to Achieve Recyclability Goals
A new testing protocol that determines whether film packaging is compatible with the current recycling infrastructure has been developed by the leading plastics recycling authority in North America.
August 7, 2020 - APR Press Release
Growth of APR’s PCR Certification Program Exceeds Expectations
The first industry program to certify postconsumer resin (PCR) for use in packaging has seen much faster acceptance in the marketplace than anticipated, according to the organization that introduced the program in late March.
June 17, 2020 - APR Press Release
APR Applauds Senate EPW Committee Hearing on Recycling; Urges Congress to Bolster Infrastructure and Demand for Recycled Content
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), The Voice of Plastic Recycling®, applauds the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for holding an important hearing today on “Responding to the Challenges Facing Recycling in the United States.” APR members, who represent every link of the plastics industry supply chain, work every day to strengthen the circular economy and create a more sustainable, less wasteful world.
March 30, 2020 - APR Press Release
APR and NERC Launch New Government Recycling Demand Champion Program
Successful Campaign Expands Beyond Private Sector
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today announced a new partnership with The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) to grow a groundbreaking campaign that expands market demand for recycled resins and improves plastic recycling in North America. The Government Recycling Demand Champions, a companion to APR’s well-established Recycling Demand Champions Campaign, will be tailored to state, regional and local governments around the United States.
March 25, 2020 - APR Press Release
APR Launches Postconsumer Resin Certification Program
Groundbreaking Program to Increase Value of PCR
The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), today announced a process to endorse companies that provide 3rd party certification of PCR and promote APR member companies that receive certification. 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.