The Association of Plastic Recyclers

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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March 16, 2018 - Plastics News

 

March 16, 2018 - Plastics News

APR Member Highlight - Berry Global

Berry investing $70 million in Indiana expansion
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March 22, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

An extra focus on recycling regulations
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March 19, 2018 - MultiBrief

 

March 19, 2018 - MultiBrief

APR in the News

Plastics industry pushes for more recycling infrastructure
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March 6, 2018 - Recycling Today, Plastics Recycling Update

 
March 6, 2018 - Recycling Today, Plastics Recycling Update, Waste Management World, Plastics News

APR in the News

APR showcases innovations in plastics recycling
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March 6, 2018 - APR Press Release

 

March 6, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Announces 2018 Plastics Recycling Showcase

Highlighting Innovations to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry

The Plastcs Recycling Showcase, developed to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, focuses on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR member companies.

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February 21, 2018 - WTVA

 

February 21, 2018 - WTVA

APR Member Highlight: Denton Plastics

New Policy Change Threatens to Send Oregon Recycling to Landfills

"The future of plastic recycling is to keep it domestic. You want to have this regional recycling plan of 'let's not ship materials overseas and make it somebody else's problem."

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March 2, 2018 - Plastics Technology

 

March 2, 2018 - Plastics Technology

APR in the News

Recycling Needs Drive Innovation in Sleeve Labels

Shrink-sleeve labels: You see the eye-catching designs everywhere these days on food, beverages and consumer products.

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March 2, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

March 2, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR Member Highlight: Avangard Innovative

Tailored line meets specific stream challenges

Avangard Innovative recently installed a customized recycling line at its LDPE recovery facility in Houston. The system is aimed at tackling an issue the company faced while processing commercial film: odor.

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February 27, 2018 - Plastics News

 

February 27, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

California rules: No more No. 1 resin code for PETG

When is PET not PET? When it is PETG.  To the typical consumer, the difference between PET and glycol-modified PET is simply a letter.  But to a polymer scientist worth her molecular weight, there’s a huge difference. Especially when it comes to recycling.

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February 28, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

February 28, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Notes from APR’s meeting in Nashville

Members of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) convened last week in conjunction with Plastics Recycling 2018 to talk about key issues affecting polymer recovery.  The APR event, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., had record attendance.

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February 20,2018 - APR Press Release

 

February 20, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Recycling Demand Champions Expands to Include New Companies and New Applications for PCR

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, today announced new participants in a campaign designed to expand market demand for recycled resins and improve plastic recycling in North America. In addition, APR announced it will expand the campaign to include additional applications and material.

The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in expanding the market for residential plastics, driving investment, increasing supply and producing more high quality PCR. The initial phase of the campaign focused on purchasing new volume PCR through “work in process” (WIP) durable goods, but has expanded to include any and all NEW applications for PCR.

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February 8, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

 

February 8, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

APR Member Highlight: Envision Plastics

World's First Bottle Made Using Envision Plastics OceanBound Plastic at 100% Content

Envision Plastics is excited to announce the launch the world's first bottle using its proprietary OceanBound Plastic at 100% content and as the sole colorant carrier.  Envision's OceanBound Plastic is made from completely recycled plastic with the added benefit of being collected from at-risk areas which eliminates that plastic from reaching beaches and waterways.

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