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September 17, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

 

September 17, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

APR in the News

A Circular Economy: Working Together to Achieve Sustainability in Packaging

Many prominent consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have set ambitious sustainability objectives, like targeting a supply of high levels of recyclable or reusable packaging as soon as 2025, while reducing the use of plastics.

These goals resonate with consumers. According to a 2018 study conducted by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), 78% of consumers say that they support or buy from businesses with sustainability initiatives, and 79% say they prefer products that are in sustainable packaging over products that are not.

The key to helping CPGs meet their 2025 targets is cross-industry collaboration.

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September 16, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

September 16, 2020 - Waste Dive

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Long Beach, California, revamps recycling to focus on plastics by item type, not resin numbers

The city is introducing an item-specific recycling program that avoids using numeric designations and directs residents to recycle specific types of items such as milk jugs, water bottles and cereal boxes.

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September 11, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, PrintWeek, WhatTheyThink, Plastics in Packaging

 

September 11, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, PrintWeek, WhatTheyThink, Plastics in Packaging

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Siegwerk receives APR recognition for de-inking technology

Siegwerk’s washable ink technology allows for recycling of the sleeve along with PET bottles. It is the first technology of its kind recognized by APR.

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September 10, 2020 - Environment & Energy Leader, Bake, Benzinga, MyVanCity, QSR, ABC 10, PennLive, TimeOut, KXAN, Grocerant Guru, Packaging Gateway, Elite Daily, WSTale, Kron4

 

September 10, 2020 - Environment & Energy Leader, Bake, Benzinga, MyVanCity, QSR, ABC 10, PennLive, TimeOut, KXAN, Grocerant Guru, Packaging Gateway, Elite Daily, WSTale, Kron4

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Starbucks Releases Strawless Lids in US and Canada

The company is rolling out lightweight recyclable strawless lids for iced beverages sold in the United States and Canada.

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September 6, 2020 - Considerable

 

September 6, 2020 - Considerable

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Why you’re now supposed to leave the cap on when recycling

One recycling myth we can clear up right now.

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September 4, 2020 - Packaging Strategies

 

September 4, 2020 - Packaging Strategies

APR in the News

What Does Your Labeling Say?

Labels communicate to consumers about your brand — be it a recycling claim, nutrition benefits, or how the product can be used.

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September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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California mandates recycled material in beverage bottles

California lawmakers approved legislation requiring beverage companies to use recycled plastic. If signed, the bill will usher in the first recycled-content law of its kind for plastic bottles in the U.S.

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September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

September 2, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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PET bottle label innovations receive letters from APR

Two pressure-sensitive labels and one shrink-sleeve label recently received recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers because they were proven not to interfere with the PET recycling process.

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September 2, 2020 - Perishable News, The Produce News

 

September 2, 2020 - Perishable News, The Produce News

APR in the News

Red Sun Farms Introduces New Graphic Refresh to Align With Sustainability Goals

Red Sun Farms is a high-tech hydroponic greenhouse farm with locations across Canada, Mexico, and the US, focusing on cultivating cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes.

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August 27, 2020 - Plastics News

 

August 27, 2020 - Plastics News

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Perspective: Packaging, COVID and sustainability

The issues driving sustainability didn't change during Covid.

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August 26, 2020 - Recycling Product News, MSW Management

 

August 26, 2020 - Recycling Product News, MSW Management

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APR joins U.S. Plastics Pact as activator and advisor

APR President and CEO Steve Alexander, who sits on the pact's advisory council, called it the "single most important effort to address the growth and sustainability of plastics recycling in the past 20 years."

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August 26, 2020 - APR Press Release

 

August 26, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR Joins U.S. Plastics Pact as Activator and Advisor

As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, and a founding Activator, the APR will serve on the U.S. Pact Advisory Council’s Expert Panel.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative, solutions-driven initiative rooted in four ambitious goals intended to drive significant systems change by unifying diverse cross-sector approaches, setting a national strategy, and creating scalable solutions to create a path forward toward a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.

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August 25, 2020 - Newswire, Benzinga, Tioga Publishing, The Bull, WFMZ Allentown, Pennsylvania Latino News, NS Packaging

 

August 25, 2020 - Newswire, Benzinga, Tioga Publishing, The Bull, WFMZ Allentown, Pennsylvania Latino News, NS Packaging

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GreenCircle Certified, LLC is Officially an Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Endorsed Certifier for Post-Consumer Resins (PCR)

GreenCircle Certified, LLC announced the achievement of becoming an Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Endorsed Certifier for Post-Consumer Resins (PCR).

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August 25, 2020 - Midland Paper, SpecialChem

 

August 25, 2020 - Midland Paper, SpecialChem

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Mactac Adhesive Meets Highest Standard for Recyclability by Association of Plastic Recyclers

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized a new Mactac® pressure-sensitive adhesive innovation for the association’s highest recyclability standard.

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August 26, 2020 - Plastics News

 

August 26, 2020 - Plastics News

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Kickstart: This half will not be easy

How hard is it to reach the halfway point? When it comes to the recycling of plastics packaging in the U.S., 50 percent is very, very, very hard.

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August 25, 2020 - Plastics News, Waste360, Waste Dive, PR Newswire, PR News Centre, The Central Virginian

 

August 25, 2020 - Plastics News, Waste360, Waste Dive, PR Newswire, PR News Centre, The Central Virginian

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US Plastics Pact calls for recycling rate of 50 percent

More than 60 companies, plastics trade groups and governments in the U.S. unveiled an ambitious national target Aug. 25 that aims to boost packaging recycling and composting rates to 50 percent and substantially increase recycled content.

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August 21, 2020 - Recycling Product News, Recycling Today, Waste Today, Waste Management World, Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Indian Chemical News, Label & Narrow Web

 

August 21, 2020 - Recycling Product News, Recycling Today, Waste Today, Waste Management World, Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Indian Chemical News, Label & Narrow Web

APR in the News

New test from APR measures recyclability of film packaging

A new testing protocol that determines whether film packaging is compatible with the current recycling infrastructure has been developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

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August 10, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, Packaging Gateway, Plastics in Packaging, Recycling Product News, Plastics News

 

August 10, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, Packaging Gateway, Plastics in Packaging, Recycling Product News, Plastics News

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APR’s PCR certification programme is catching on faster than expected in the market

The new APR PCR certification programme created by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) in the US has seen much faster acceptance in the marketplace than anticipated, the association has announced.

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August 7, 2020 - APR Press Release

 

August 7, 2020 - APR Press Release

Growth of APR’s PCR Certification Program Exceeds Expectations

The first industry program to certify postconsumer resin (PCR) for use in packaging has seen much faster acceptance in the marketplace than anticipated, according to the organization that introduced the program in late March.

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August 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

August 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Groups recognize recyclability of packaging innovations

A roundup of the recent innovations.

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