The Association of Plastic Recyclers

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

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 innovations like pressure sensitive a...

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Spotlight on Recycling in Policy: A Look Back at 2023 and Emerging Initiatives

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Plastic pollution continued to be top of mind for policymakers across the US and around the world in 2023. This webinar will cover the latest in state, federal, and global policy initiatives, including the United Nations negotiations to end plastic pollution, US federal legislation and federal agency initiatives to improve recycling and reduce plas...

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Boosting Demand for Recycled Plastics – Diverse Applications for PCR and the Myth of “Downcycling”

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View the recording View the slides Report: 2021 US Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling Data Report Report: Recommendations for Recycled Content Requirements for Plastic Goods and Packaging Video: How Post-Consumer Plastic Becomes Green Infrastructure Blog: How Wide-Spec Plastic Leads to Less Circularity and More Waste Resource: Buy Recycled Products Di...

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Plastics Recycling Myth Busters

View the recording View the slides Recycling works. As the Voice of Plastics Recycling®, we see it happening every day.APR works to counteract the rising tide of misinformation and skepticism about plastics recycling through fostering rational, fact-based dialogue that communicates the value of recycling and recycled plastics. This webinar will deb...

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Continued Expansion of APR’s MPG Recognition Program - Creating Packaging That is Circular by Design™

View the recording  View the slides The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced new packaging components eligible for the Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Program, which recognizes products that are considered Preferred according to the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. MPG provides credible recognition fr...

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Demystifying PCR Certification

View the recording View the slides We all play an important role in the world of plastics recycling, and with the right tools we can work together to make the circular economy a reality. The production and consumption of post-consumer resin (PCR) are essential in a circular economy. The APR PCR Certification program provides transparency to support...

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Plastics Recycling Legislative Update

View the recording View the slides APR works to ensure the needs of the plastics recycling industry are addressed on Capitol Hill, in state houses across the country, as well as internationally. We accomplish this by providing technical expertise and counsel to members of Congress, Congressional staff, state and local legislators, and others.This w...

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Circular by Design™: The APR Design® Guide and the APR PCR Certification Program

View the recording View the slides In a circular economy, consumer product companies are their own material suppliers. When products are Circular by Design™ they are designed to be compatible with the recycling system, reduce contamination, and enhance the steam of postconsumer resin (PCR) available to manufacture into new products. PCR markets are...

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The Real Truth About Plastics Recycling: A Focus on Progress, Facts and Data to Show Plastics Recycling Works

View the recording View the slides Recycling works. As the Voice of Plastics Recycling® we see it happening every day. Let's focus on progress, and what we can do to improve the system. We need to create more supply of postconsumer plastic material and focus on the facts. In 2020, during a global pandemic, almost 5 billion pounds of plastics packag...

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Label Design to Meet 2025 Sustainability Goals

View the recording View the slides Presented by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), and U.S. Plastics Pact Labels are more than meets the eye. The design of your label can make or break the recyclability of your package and even affect the quality of post-consumer content (PCR). To meet the de...

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Plastics Recycling in the US: Quality, Availability and Future Prospects

Wednesday, March 23rd / 11am ETWebinar by Material ConneXion While the widely recognized recycling icon ♻ is found on everything - quarts of motor oil to colorful children's toys, and drink bottles to single use utensils - it's become almost invisible. Depending on where we live, we might put items in a blue bin for collection, take them to a local...

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2022 Webinar Series Coming Soon!

APR will soon release the schedule and topics for our 2022 webinar series. This year's webinars will cover how to ensure your packages are circular by design (in North America and abroad), demystifying common myths and misconceptions about recycling and recycled content, what you need to know to take action on urgent policy topics, and more. S...

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[MEMBERS ONLY] Overview of California SB 343 Environmental advertising: recycling symbol: recyclability: products and packaging

Log in to access the recording and slidesThis webinar is exclusively provided for APR members.Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 pm ETPresenters: Steve Alexander, APR President & CEOKate Eagles, APR Program DirectorBruce Magnani, Vice President of Houston Magnani and AssociatesRoxanne Spiekerman, Vice President Business Development at PreZero US AP...

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The APR Meets Preferred Guidance Recognition Program: Creating a circular economy for recycled plastics

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) recently announced the Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Review Program to recognize companies that develop packaging that meet the "APR Preferred" category according to APR's definition of recyclability outlined in the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. Participation encourages companies that man...

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[MEMBERS ONLY] APR Website Tour

Log in to access the recording and slides Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 pm ETPresenters: Megan Byers - APR Project Manager, Communications and Research and Jill Smith - APR Director of Member Services The APR recently launched a new website with a wide variety of enhanced features including a new membership platform, expanded members only resources, a...

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Plastics Recycling Legislative Update

Wednesday, June 16 at 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Kara Pochiro - APR VP of Communications & Public Affairs; Colin Staub, Senior Reporter Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update, E-Scrap News; and Anna Burhop, Principal, APR's Government Relations Team with the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP The Biden Administration considers climate ...

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The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability Crash Course

Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Steve Alexander - APR President & CEO, Sandi Childs - APR's Films and Flexibles Program Director and Curt Cozart - President of Common Sense Solutions The APR firmly believes that companies want to design packaging that is recyclable and sustainable. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability he...

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Complete the Cycle of Recycling. Buy Recycled!

Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Kara Pochiro - APR VP of Communications & Public Affairs, Lisa Lopinsky - Executive Director of The Foundation for Plastic Recycling and Ali Briggs-Ungerer - APR Director of Market Development Consumers and companies can both contribute to the circular economy and stimulate market demand by purchasi...

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The Value of Postconsumer Resin (PCR) and The APR PCR Certification Program

Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Steve Alexander - APR President & CEO and Ali Briggs-Ungerer – APR Director of Market Development Postconsumer Resin (PCR) markets are essential to the success of plastics recycling. This valuable material is the key ingredient to circularity, and also allows consumer brand companies, both to serve ...

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Post-Consumer Recycled Content: The Key to Sustainable Plastic Packaging

This webinar is hosted by Walmart as a follow-up to Walmart's 2020 Sustainable Packaging Innovation Summit. Please join us for a deep dive and Q&A on the applications for using recycled content and creating sustainability for plastic packaging. Presenters: Steve Alexander, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)Kara Pochiro, Association of Plast...

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