The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Commentary: Creating a circular economy requires advocacy and activism from all sectors

With global warming continuing to rise, reversing climate change through sustainable practices has become increasingly vital to the health of the planet. Sustainability initiatives can be found in nearly every industry, including plastic packaging. While single-use plastics are scrutinized for contributing to the upward global warming potential (GW...
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Avery Dennison Talks Circularity in Self-Adhesive Label Industry

Labels are everywhere – on soda bottles, lotion containers, pieces of fruit. Many of these self-adhesive labels are made of virgin plastics, and even those made of paper could have a plastic liner. A new coalition of more than 30 global companies in the self-adhesive value chain has formed with an end-goal of creating a circular industry and encour...
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November 20, 2020 - Waste360

November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars The show is an indictment of the plastic industry, and, by extension, plastic recycling. It also has inaccuracies, is misleading and makes virtually no attempt to acknowledge America's plastic recycling industry. November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars Everyone hates plasti...
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November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group

November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group APR in the News "Let's Talk About Plastic" Panel Recap The Center for Sustainability held a virtual panel with recycling experts on Wednesday to educate the public on proper plastic management and how to reduce environmental waste. November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group APR in the News "Let's...
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November 17, 2020 - Waste Today

November 17, 2020 - Waste Today APR in the News Closed Loop Partners maps plastic recycling infrastructure, packaging waste in new tool The tool is designed to guide investors, brands, entrepreneurs and policymakers to make data-driven decisions and collaborate on plastics circularity, according to the firm. November 17, 2020 - Waste Today APR in t...
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November 17, 2020 - Waste Advantage, Waste Today

November 17, 2020 - Waste Advantage, Waste Today APR in the News ACC asks Congress to prioritize recycling legislation in 2021 The American Chemistry Council is encouraging legislators to focus on plastics recycling initiatives given the industry's goal of recovering 100 percent of plastic packaging in the U.S. by 2040. November 17, 2020 - Waste Ad...
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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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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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November 4, 2020 - APR Press Release

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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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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October 29, 2020 - APR Press Release

October 29, 2020 - APR Press Release Record Number of Innovations Recognized During October APR Member Meeting Enhancing the recyclability of products to serve a global industry The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced a record number of innovations that have received APR Critical Guidance Recognition (CGR) during the October 2020 Virtu...
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October 22, 2020 - Beauty Packaging

October 22, 2020 - Beauty Packaging APR in the News Berry Global Recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers The company's polyethylene squeezable tubes meet and exceed APR's HDPE-01 Critical Guidance. October 22, 2020 - Beauty Packaging APR in the News Berry Global Recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers Berry Global Inc.'s polyethylene ...
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