The Association of Plastic Recyclers

June 13, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 13, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

APR digs into harmonization, ‘negative media’ and more

Several hundred members of the Association of Plastic Recyclers, along with many invitees, met last week in Houston to dive deep into the options and barriers to increased plastics recycling.

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June 6, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 6, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

New packaging recyclability platform unveiled

A European plastics recycling group has released an online tool to help packaging designers ensure their products are recyclable.

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June 5, 2018 - APR Press Release

 
June 5, 2018 - APR Press Release

Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at June APR Meeting

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics
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May 31, 2018 - APR Press Release

 

May 31, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Develops Sorting Protocols for Recycling Industry

Identifying Packages That Get Lost in the Recycling Process
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May 17, 2018 - Plastics Today

May 17, 2018 - Plastics Today

APR in the News

Unraveling the economics of plastics recycling

“Recycling is big business, but is it profitable?”

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May 9, 2018 - ACC Press Release, Plastics Recycling Update

 

May 9, 2018 - ACC Press Release

APR Member Highlight: American Chemistry Council Plastics Division

U.S. Plastics Resin Producers Set Circular Economy Goals to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040
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May 6, 2018 - Plastics Technology

 

May 6, 2018 - Plastics Technology

APR in the News

David Cornell: Setting the Technical Foundation of Recycling

Considered a pioneer in defining the processes to produce bottle-grade PET and later helping set the guidelines for recycling, David Cornell earned a spot in the Plastics Hall of Fame this year.

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May 2, 2018 - Packaging World

 

May 2, 2018 - Packaging World

APR in the News

Hope for recycling?

“There’s never been more emphasis placed on recycling as there has in the last couple of years,” Alexander says.

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May 1, 2018 - Plastics News

 

May 1, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Cornell saw PET bottle commercialization, expansion of recycling programs

David Cornell had a front-row seat in the early years of PET bottle development and plastics recycling.  Now, Cornell is going into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

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April 25, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 
April 25, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Testing ‘recyclability’ with an eye on sorting systems

Testing protocols developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers give brand owners the chance to prove their plastic packaging can be correctly sorted at materials recovery facilities.

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April 25, 2018 - Recycling Today

 

April 25, 2018 - Recycling Today

APR in the News

WasteExpo 2018: Innovation without consideration

Consumer products companies should consider the recyclability of their packaging prior to making any changes.

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April 25, 2018 - Recycling Today

 

April 25, 2018 - Recycling Today

APR in the News

WasteExpo 2018: Innovation without consideration

Consumer products companies should consider the recyclability of their packaging prior to making any changes.

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April 24, 2018 - Resource Recycling

 

April 24, 2018 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

In My Opinion: Recycling’s infrastructure opportunity

Increasing end market demand and improving infrastructure are essential ingredients for a sustainable plastics recycling industry – and for recycling as a whole.

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April 23, 2018 - Recycling Today

 

April 23, 2018 - Recycling Today

APR in the News

ISRI2018: Long-term opportunity

While challenging in the short-term, China's ban on imports of postconsumer plastic scrap could present a long-term opportunity for U.S. processors.

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April 17, 2018 - NBC News

 

April 17, 2018 - NBC News

APR in the News

How robots are reshaping one of the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs

New garbage-sorting bots are as reliable as humans and much faster.  "It's still very early days," said John Standish, technical director of the Association of Plastic Recyclers, a trade group in Washington, D.C. "But I'm very, very optimistic for the future."

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April 10, 2018 - Packaging Europe

 

April 10, 2018 - Packaging Europe

APR Member Highlight - AMUT and EREMA

From PET bottles straight to packaging: AMUT and EREMA hold open house
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April 11, 2018 - Plastics News

 

April 11, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Plastics groups push for federal spending on recycling

The plastics and recycling industries announced a push for stronger federal investment in recycling infrastructure on April 11, saying that boosting domestic U.S. capacity is critical to deal with challenges like China's recent import ban.

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April 5, 2018 - Plastics News

 
April 5, 2018 - Plastics News

APR Member Highlight - Unilever, Indorama Ventures

Unilever, Indorama team with start-up to convert PET waste to virgin grade resin
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March 28, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

 

March 28, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

APR Member Highlight - NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals Recycles More than 57,000 pounds and Wins EPS Excellence in Recycling Award
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March 29, 2018 - RecyclingToday

 

March 29, 2018 - Recycling Today

APR Member Highlight - Starbucks

Starbucks invests $10M in Closed Loop Fund
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