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May 7, 2020 - APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

 

May 7, 2020 - APR Statement

APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) shares Governor Gavin Newsom’s goal to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. APR members are operating to serve Californians and our country, and safety always comes first. Our members follow the guidelines set by the State of California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant state and federal agencies.

On April 27th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-54-20, which in part temporarily suspended the enforcement of the ban the distribution of single use plastic bags by specified retailers. It is important to note that the Executive Order did not ban or limit the use of reusable plastic bags nor require retailers to stop using the reusable bags produced by APR members. There continues to be sufficient amount of postconsumer resin (PCR) for APR members to produce reusable bags, and there has been no change in the reasons why these reusable bags are popular: these products are good for the environment and are popular among California’s consumers. There are also no safety concerns with the inclusion of PCR in reusable bags as long the Cal-OSHA guidelines for consumers using their own bags are followed.

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APR Press Release: APR and NERC Launch New Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

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.

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APR Press Release: APR Launches Postconsumer Resin Certification Program

 

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.

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APR Press Release: New Guide Outlines Design Impacts Related to Foodservice Plastics Recyclability

 

March 3, 2020 - APR and FPI Press Release

New Guide Outlines Design Impacts Related to Foodservice Plastics Recyclability

“Design Guide for Foodservice Plastics Recyclability” addresses components related to foodservice packaging and the impact of recyclability

The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), in collaboration with the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), released a brand-new guide designed to provide education and resources on the recycling process, packaging formats, and the components that impact recyclability related to foodservice packaging.

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APR Press Release: Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at the 2020 Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville, TN

 

February 18, 2020 - APR Press Release

Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at the 2020 Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville, TN

Campaign Continues to Experience Exponential Growth

Developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in driving investment and increasing supply of PCR.

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APR Press Release: APR Launches Renewed Push for Grocery Rigid Plastics Recycling

 

January 22, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR Launches Renewed Push for Grocery Rigid Plastics Recycling

Recycling Trade Organization Offers Updated Website, Tools, Info Flyer

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today confirmed its continued commitment to recycling grocery rigid plastics with a renewed push to encourage retail grocery chains to aggregate and market their behind-the-counter rigid plastics.

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APR Press Release: Plastic Bottle Recycling Strong Despite Challenges

 

December 18, 2019 - APR Press Release

Plastic Bottle Recycling Strong Despite Challenges

Pounds, Rate Largely Remain Steady in 2018

The domestic collection of plastic bottles for recyclingrose 52 million pounds, or 1.8 percent, to reach nearly 2.9 billion pounds in 2018.

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APR Press Release: Plastic Recyclers Elect New Board of Directors for 2020

 

December 12, 2019 - APR Press Release

Plastic Recyclers Elect New Board of Directors for 2020

Strong Leadership to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced its leadership team and Board of Directors to lead the organization for 2020.

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December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

 

December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

APR in the News

True confessions: Plastics engineer humbled by recycling dilemma

It has been a little over a month since I started monitoring my use of polyethylene (PE) film. I have come to the realization that I don’t know diddly squat about plastic film recycling.

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December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

 

December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

APR in the News

True confessions: Plastics engineer humbled by recycling dilemma

It has been a little over a month since I started monitoring my use of polyethylene (PE) film. I have come to the realization that I don’t know diddly squat about plastic film recycling.

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APR Press Release: APR Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign Bottle Recycling Bill

 

October 11, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign Bottle Recycling Bill

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today strongly urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB 792, “Recycling: Plastic Containers: Minimum Recycled Content and Labeling.”

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APR Press Release: APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign Announces Over 300% Growth

 

October 2, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign Announces Over 300% Growth

Company Participation Continues to Expand

APR Recycling Demand Champions program has generated almost 26 million pounds of new demand for postconsumer resin (PCR) this year, more than tripling the amount generated in the first year.

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June 5, 2019 - APR Press Release

 

June 5, 2019 - APR Press Release

Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced 

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics
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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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March 6, 2018 - APR Press Release

 

March 6, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Announces 2018 Plastics Recycling Showcase

Highlighting Innovations to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry

The Plastcs Recycling Showcase, developed to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, focuses on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR member companies.

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