The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Podcast: The 2020 Elections and Plastic Recycling, with APR's DC Advocates Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop

We're back with an excellent interview diving into what the current results of the 2020 election mean for the near future of plastic recycling. Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop, members of APR's DC lobbying team at the Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group, join to discuss the ins and outs of the 2020 election, insights on the Georgia runoffs, and what t...
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November 13, 2020 - Informed Infrastructure

November 13, 2020 - Informed Infrastructure APR in the News Advanced Drainage Systems Wins Wisconsin Recycling Award Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), a leading provider of innovative water management solutions, has received the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 2020 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation. November 13, 2020 - Inform...
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November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News

November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News APR in the News Firms to face vaccine policy considerations As the country gets closer to coronavirus vaccine approvals and distribution, recycling business managers may soon face a thorny question: whether to force employees to take the vaccine. November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News APR in the News Firms to face vaccine...
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Recyclable vs Recycled: What you need to know; why it matters

Recyclable vs Recycled: What you need to know; why it matters
Reduce, reuse, recycle – we've all heard it a hundred times. This year, the need to reduce what we buy and the value of reusing and repairing what we can has hit home. But everything has an end to its useful life, and that is where recycling comes in. Recycling is a necessary and important part of sustainability that prevents waste and reduces the ...
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November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging

November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lidding for Recyclable Medical Trays A lid and tray are recyclable—in different waste streams? Why pairing top and bottom webs in the same recycling stream may be more efficient. November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lid...
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November 10, 2020 - Packaging World

November 10, 2020 - Packaging World APR in the News Packaging Recyclability and Flexible Packaging The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) wants to ensure the health and economic success of the plastics recycling industry by providing critical guidance. The challenges of flexible packaging are pushing new innovations. November 10, 2020 - Packag...
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November 9, 2020 - Store Brands Magazine, Thomasnet

November 9, 2020 - Store Brands Magazine, Thomasnet APR in the News Mold-Rite signs initiative to limit plastic pollution Mold-Rite Plastics has signed onto the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, a pledge focused on reusing plastics to create a circular economy for plastic materials, joining several companies. November 9, 2020 - Store Brands M...
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November 9, 2020 - Pro Food World, Packaging World

November 9, 2020 - Pro Food World, Packaging World APR in the News Portfolio of Recycle-Ready PE Films Amcor's AmPrima films are available in a range of ultra-clear and heat-resistant versions. November 9, 2020 - Pro Food World, Packaging World APR in the News Portfolio of Recycle-Ready PE Films Having committed in 2018 to make all of its packaging...
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November 6, 2020 - Recycling Today, PETplanet, PETnology, Plastics Recycling Update

November 6, 2020 - Recycling Today, PETplanet, PETnology, Plastics Recycling Update APR in the News NAPCOR releases updated PET life cycle analysis and calculator Study shows using rPET in place of vPET could achieve a 75 percent lower total energy demand. November 6, 2020 - Recycling Today, PETplanet, PETnology, Plastics Recycling Update APR in th...
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November 4, 2020 - Recycling Today

November 4, 2020 - Recycling Today APR in the News Six more companies sign on to APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign Fifty-three companies have committed to using PCR November 4, 2020 - Recycling Today APR in the News Six more companies sign on to APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Recycling Deman...
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APR Press Release: Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at the October 2020 Virtual APR Meeting

November 4, 2020 - APR Press Release Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at the October 2020 Virtual APR Meeting Campaign continues to experience exponential growth. The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign announced new commitments during the October 2020 APR Member Meeting, which was held virtually. Developed by The Associ...
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November 4, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

November 4, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update APR in the News Plastics Pact looks to bring 'new force' to policy talks The director of the U.S. Plastics Pact says the effort is marked by two key components: focusing on a target-based national strategy to tackle plastic waste and employing rigorous accountability through reporting to the public. Nove...
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The "What, Why & How" of Grocery Rigid Plastic Recycling Webinar

More than ever, businesses are aiming to support sustainability efforts through their products and processes. This webinar from Berry Global Inc. and APR offers an overview of how to collect and recycle "behind the counter" grocery rigid recyclables—typically polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) buckets, tubs, pails, pharmacy sto...
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Sustainable Materials Management Webinar - Recycled Plastics Commodities Markets Update

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center. APR's Kate Eagles, a plastics recycling industry expert, provides an update on collection, markets, and recent challenges for recycled plastics in the U.S. The session also includes brief descriptions of APR's programs, as well as recent activities and communications on the impacts of the Coronav...
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Legislative Update on Issues that Impact Plastics Recycling

This webinar program will provide a status report documenting where critical proposals stand on Capitol Hill, Sacramento, and beyond. Join us to learn what we can be doing during this time to maintain momentum on the critical issues to enhance our recycling infrastructure. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.

The Road to Recyclability

Presented by Berry Global Inc. in partnership with the Association of Plastic Recyclers, we invite you to discover how to design for recyclability by considering material selection, special features, and sortation. View the presentation slides. View the webinar recording.

The Impact of Recent Legislation on the Recycling Industry

Hear from APR and our lobbying and communications team at the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP as we discuss the impact of the recently passed stimulus bill on the plastic recycling industry. We will provide members with insights relevant to the recycling industry about how the federal government is responding to the COVID-19 virus, includi...
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Get Certified! An Overview of APR's PCR Certification Program

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. The APR Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program is a process to endorse companies that provide third-party certification of ...
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October 30, 2020 - Plastics in Packaging

October 30, 2020 - Plastics in Packaging APR in the News Dow adds PCR-rich resin for shrink film Dow has introduced its first recycled resin for shrink film applications in North America. October 30, 2020 - Plastics in Packaging APR in the News Dow adds PCR-rich resin for shrink film The LDPE resin includes 70 per cent recycled material, which give...
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October 30, 2020 - European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Recycling Today, Recycling Product News, Label & Narrow Web

October 30, 2020 - European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Recycling Today, Recycling Product News, Label & Narrow Web APR in the News Record number of innovations recognised during October APR meeting The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced a record number of innovations that have received APR Critical Guidance Recognition (CGR) du...
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