The APR membership as a whole meets three times per year, usually in March, June and the annual meeting in October, at different locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Meetings typically run 2-3 days, and include: Technical, Rigid Plastics, Film Reclamation, and Communications Committee Meetings, a Technical Forum, a General Membership Session, as well as additional special presentations as appropriate. We strive to have a feature presentation on topics of interest to the membership. Specific committee meetings are held periodically throughout the year, normally on a conference call basis.
APR Membership is broken down into two categories: Full Membership, which is essentially those who are engaged in the reclamation process; and Affiliate Membership, which is for those brand companies, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories and others interested in the success of plastics recycling.
Full Membership shall be open, with final approval from the Board of Directors, to any profit or not-for-profit corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that is actively engaged as an operation in the business of reprocessing postconsumer plastic material by first purchasing postconsumer plastic material and preparing it for end use by two or more of these additional processes – grinding, washing, pelletizing, conduxing, densifying, or chemically or mechanically upgrading the materials to be used or sold to an end-use market. An operation that solely sorts and bales materials to be sold to another company for reprocessing is considered, by APR, to be an intermediate processor and therefore is not eligible for Full Membership. Full members shall pay annual dues to APR in the amount set and in a manner approved by the Board of Directors. A member shall be considered in good standing when its dues are paid on time.
Affiliate Membership shall be open, with final approval from the Board of Directors, to any profit or not-for-profit corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship that does not qualify for Full Membership and that has a direct business stake in the recycling of postconsumer plastics. Affiliate Members shall pay annual dues to the APR in the amount set and in a manner approved by the Board of Directors. A member shall be considered in good standing when its dues are paid on time.
Parties solely in the business of brokering plastic material for recycling are not eligible for APR Membership.
If your company is eligible for APR Membership you can click here to download our Membership Application.
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