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April 2, 2020 - Global Recycler

APR in the News

Coronavirus May Boost Recycling’s Status From Helpful to Critical

The deadly coronavirus epidemic is changing the image of recycling from something we do to help the environment to being a critical part of U.S. manufacturing.

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April 1, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Bioplastics News

APR in the News

APR and ACC both look to verify recycled content

Consumers may want products with recycled plastic, but how can they trust the items contain post-consumer material? Two industry groups have taken steps to answer that question.

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March 31, 2020 - Global Recycler, Recycling Today

APR in the News

WM encourages recycling to support manufacturers during epidemic

Recyclable Materials Needed for Manufacturing Supply Chain to Produce Packaging for Grocery and Medical Supplies

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March 30, 2020 - Plastics Technology, Recycling Today, Waste360, Waste Advantage

APR in the News

APR and NERC Announce New Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

APR’s campaign to increase demand for PCR expands to the public sector.

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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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March 26, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Post-industrial plastics recyclers seek public attention

While there's a lot of discussion around challenges in recycling consumer packaging like plastic bottles, companies on the industrial side of the recycling ledger also faces difficulties

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March 27, 2020 - APR Media Statement

Recycling programs are essential and must continue during this critical time.

As we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, your APR team is advocating for our industry before policymakers and opinion leaders in the media. Here is a public statement we are sharing widely. Feel free to adapt and use it for your own communication needs.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued federal guidance on the essential critical infrastructure workforce. Under that guidance and, in compliance with state directives, APR members are committed to continuing operations and providing essential services to their communities and to the country. The collection and processing of recyclable materials can be done safely, and we commend all those working in our industry for their dedication and efforts during these challenging times.

America’s recycling infrastructure is a critical component in the battle against COVID-19, providing the resources we need to fight the virus and preserving the economy while protecting the environment.

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