The Association of Plastic Recyclers

December 12, 2019 - APR Press Release

 

December 12, 2019 - APR Press Release

Plastic Recyclers Elect New Board of Directors for 2020

Strong Leadership to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced its leadership team and Board of Directors to lead the organization for 2020.

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December 11, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

December 11, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

How a new domestic end market for HDPE emerged

A group’s green light to use recycled HDPE in road drainage pipes opens a potentially massive market for recovered plastic. Officials recently explained the work that drove the decision.

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December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

 

December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

APR in the News

True confessions: Plastics engineer humbled by recycling dilemma

It has been a little over a month since I started monitoring my use of polyethylene (PE) film. I have come to the realization that I don’t know diddly squat about plastic film recycling.

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December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

 

December 4, 2019 - Plastics Today, Industry Global News 24

APR in the News

True confessions: Plastics engineer humbled by recycling dilemma

It has been a little over a month since I started monitoring my use of polyethylene (PE) film. I have come to the realization that I don’t know diddly squat about plastic film recycling.

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December 4, 2019 - StyleCaster, Plastics Today

 

December 4, 2019 - StyleCaster

APR in the News

Tom’s of Maine Gave Its Toothpaste a Low-Key Makeover That We’re Actually Impressed By

What you put inside your body matters, as well as what you’re putting back into the planet. Tom’s of Maine recyclable toothpaste is here to help.

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December 3, 2019 - Route Fifty

 

December 3, 2019 - Route Fifty

APR in the News

Congressional Proposals Would Pay For Recycling Education at Local Level

Two new bills would provide funding for state and local governments to better educate consumers about what can and cannot be recycled in an effort to reduce waste.

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December 2, 2019 - Plastics News

 

December 2, 2019 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Kickstart: The Sustainability Bowl

It's getting close to college football bowl season, which means it's an opportunity to celebrate zero (zero waste that is).

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November 27, 2019 - Plastics News

 

November 27, 2019 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Turning a recycling nightmare into a success story

This month Colgate-Palmolive Co. delivered to retailers the first tube recognized as being recyclable by the Association of Plastic Recyclers.

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November 27, 2019 - Plastics News

 

November 27, 2019 - Plastics News

APR in the News

PolyOne expands sustainables lineup

In September at the 2019 Beverage Packaging Conference in Munich, PolyOne announced the commercial availability of ColorMatrix-brand SmartHeat Re-Heat Clear as part of its circular economy solutions portfolio for recycled PET resins and PET bottles.

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November 26, 2019 - Packaging Strategies

 

November 26, 2019 - Packaging Strategies

APR in the News

APR Recycling Champions Catapult Domestic Demand for Recyclable Plastics

A program designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost 26 million pounds of new demand for post-consumer resin (PCR), more than tripling the amount generated in the first year.

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November 26, 2019 - Plastics Today

 

November 26, 2019 - Plastics Today

APR in the News

UL certifies energy-saving claims of Milliken’s Hyperform HPN PP additives

UL Environment & Sustainability, a unit of the global UL group, confirmed recently that it has certified that four grades of Milliken Chemical’s Hyperform HPN produced an average of 5 to 8% energy savings for firms that injection mold thin-wall container lids or similar polypropylene (PP) products.

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November 22, 2019 - Resource Recycling, Times Bulletin

 

November 22, 2019 - Resource Recycling, Times Bulletin

APR in the News

Portman, Stabenow introduce RECYCLE Act to improve recycling

Friday, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced new legislation – S. 2941, the RECYCLE Act – to create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate households and consumers about their residential and community recycling programs

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November 22, 2019 - U.S. Department of Energy

 

November 22, 2019 - U.S. Department of Energy

APR in the News

Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies

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November 21, 2019 - Plastics News, Market Watch, Global Cosmetics News, Plastics in Packaging

 

November 21, 2019 - Plastics News, Market Watch, Global Cosmetics News, Plastics in Packaging

APR in the News

Colgate-Palmolive to share recyclable tube technology

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has developed a recyclable toothpaste tube and is willing to share the new packaging development with competitors.

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November 13, 2019 - Fast Company

 

November 13, 2019 - Fast Company

APR in the News

Boxed water isn’t the environmental solution they want you to think it is

Those boxes aren’t as easy to recycle as plastic. Shifting materials, despite the best intentions, doesn’t necessarily solve the problem of waste—and might not even shrink the carbon footprint of the packaging compared to some plastic bottles.

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November 11, 2019 - Yahoo! Finance

 

November 11, 2019 - Yahoo! Finance

APR in the News

Berry Global Joins SABIC in the Production and Use of Circular Polymers from Chemical Recycling

Berry Global Group, Inc. announced its collaboration with global chemical industry leader, SABIC in driving the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling.

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November 6, 2019 - Packaging World

 

November 6, 2019 - Packaging World

APR in the News

Walmart Updates Recycling Playbook

Innovation Summit serves as forum for the launch of Walmart’s updated Recycling Playbook, designed as a supplemental resource for companies setting recyclable packaging and recycled content goals

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November 6, 2019 - Waste Advantage, Waste360

 
November 6, 2019 - Waste Advantage, Waste360

APR in the News

The Recycling Partnership Announces First Investment in Pathway to Recyclability Initiative

Colgate-Palmolive becomes first company to fund navigation of five‑step-gated recyclability process.

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November 5, 2019 - British Plastics & Rubber Magazine, European Plastic Product Manufacturer Magazine

 
November 5, 2019 - British Plastics & Rubber Magazine, European Plastic Product Manufacturer Magazine

APR in the News

Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 Clarifier for polypropylene receives critical guidance recognition

Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, has announced that its Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) has received Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

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November 1, 2019 - Business Standard

November 1, 2019 - Business Standard

APR in the News

Essel Propack unveils Recyclable Tube Packaging

Essel Propack's Platina 250 and Green GML 300 Lamitubes have been recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), USA as meeting or exceeding the strict APR HDPE critical guidance criteria.

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