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June 11, 2020 - Recycling Today

 

June 11, 2020 - Recycling Today

APR in the News

EPA hosts webinar to discuss stimulating recycling markets and creating demand

During a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 10, five speakers shared their insights on the ways to stimulate and advance a more circular economy.

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June 11, 2020 - Plastics News

 

June 11, 2020 - Plastics News

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Plastic recyclers say suspending California bag ban ‘evaporated' film market

When California suspended its plastic bag ban in late April, recyclers took an unexpected hit.

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June 10, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 10, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Assessments help plastic end users gauge recyclability

A European trade association has published step-by-step guides allowing packaging producers to rate the recyclability of their products and receive a certification.

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June 8, 2020 - New Hope Network

 

June 8, 2020 - New Hope Network

APR in the News

Recycling explained: Designing packaging for recyclability

Foundational knowledge in recycling programs and infrastructure is crucial to the pursuit of sustainable packaging.

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June 3, 2020 - MSW Management, Recycling Today, Scrap Beat, Flexible Packaging

 

June 3, 2020 - MSW Management, Recycling Today, Scrap Beat, Flexible Packaging

APR in the News

APR announces newest Recycling Demand Champion companies
The campaign continues to grow exponentially, with seven new companies announced this week.
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June 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycing Update

 

June 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycing Update

APR in the News

Sector’s current focus: policy, demand and COVID-19

Although they can’t meet in person, plastics recycling stakeholders this week are still coming together for the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) members meeting, being held online for the first time.

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June 3, 2020 - Print Action

 

June 3, 2020 - Print Action

APR in the News

Inx releases Genesis GS washable label inks

Inx International Ink and Sakata Inx have released Genesis GS washable label inks, a product that was recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) in March for meeting or exceeding the group’s strict testing protocol for washable and recyclable PET shrink sleeve applications.

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June 2, 2020 - Plastics News

 

June 2, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

APR launches Demand Champs for governments

To boost markets for recycled plastic, the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the Northeast Recycling Council are launching a voluntary effort to get government agencies to increase their green purchasing.

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June 1, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

 

June 1, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

APR in the News

Avery Dennison delves into recycling and sustainability

The latest installments in the company’s webinar series have identified environmental friendliness.

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June 1, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Waste360

 
June 1, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Waste360

APR in the News

Here are the latest label offerings that help out PET recycling

Four label innovations that prevent problems in the PET recycling process recently received recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

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May 28, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Global Recycler

 

May 28, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Global Recycler

APR in the News

Plastics processors grapple with drops in pricing and demand

Rock-bottom virgin prices and manufacturing shutdowns tied to the coronavirus have put a significant squeeze on plastics recycling profits of late. Some operators, however, expect conditions to start improving soon.

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May 28, 2020 - Plastics News

 

May 28, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Perspective: Why a global pandemic and oil glut is the perfect time to commit to recycling

The lesson to draw from the COVID-19 crisis is that recycling is more important, not less. America's recycling infrastructure has been a critical component in our successful battle against COVID-19, providing the resources we need to fight the virus and preserving the economy while protecting the environment.

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May 26, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

 

May 26, 2020 - Flexible Packaging

APR in the News

Copolyester Film Recognized for Improved Recyclability by The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Far Eastern New Century’s Top Green® Heat Shrinkable PET film for shrink sleeve labels has been recognized by The Association of Plastic Recyclers for meeting or exceeding APR’s Critical Guidance Protocol for Clear PET Articles with Labels and Closures requirements (PET-CG-02).

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May 26, 2020 - Politico

 

May 26, 2020 - Politico

APR in the News

Plastics in the time of pandemic

For a while, it looked like 2020 would be a turning point in the war against single-use plastics, with California and New York adopting new bans and federal legislation being introduced. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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May 21, 2020 - Beauty Packaging

 

May 21, 2020 - Beauty Packaging

APR in the News

Pearly Whites Shine Bright Naturally

Oral care is taking cues from skin care and brands are leading with clean ingredients, product innovations, and sustainable packaging.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Detectable by design

Black plastics have long eluded sorters, but a collaborative effort by brands, color providers, recyclers, and others is working to change that reality.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 
May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Slipping through the cracks

The plastics recycling industry is under pressure to deliver more quality material to end users. As it turns out, key gains could be made just by cutting down on what’s inadvertently lost in the recycling process.

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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 
May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

International embrace

American recycling professionals might be surprised to learn that container deposit laws are experiencing explosive growth around the world.

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May 20, 2020 - WasteDive

 

May 20, 2020 - WasteDive

APR in the News

Road ahead for recycled PET markets complicated by coronavirus-induced supply disruptions

Market analysts expect the cost of recycled PET will eventually start to gain parity with virgin, but recent low oil prices and issues with container redemption programs are complicating that outlook.

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May 12, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Label & Narrow Web, PETnology, Graphic Display World, Packaging Impressions

 
May 12, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Label & Narrow Web, PETnology, Graphic Display World, Packaging Impressions

APR in the News

INX International introduces Genesis GS washable inks for labels

INX International Ink, with Sakata INX, have released Genesis GS washable label inks. In March, the ink was recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for meeting or exceeding the group’s strict testing protocol for washable and recyclable PET shrink sleeve applications.

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