September 4, 2020 - Packaging Strategies
APR in the News
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Labels communicate to consumers about your brand — be it a recycling claim, nutrition benefits, or how the product can be used.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
GreenCircle Certified, LLC announced the achievement of becoming an Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Endorsed Certifier for Post-Consumer Resins (PCR).
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized a new Mactac® pressure-sensitive adhesive innovation for the association’s highest recyclability standard.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The newly elected Board of Directors for The Recycling Partnership brings sustainability and industry knowledge and reach, paired with business expertise to advance the nation toward a circular economy.
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has announced that its Clear Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film portfolio has been certified to comply with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE recycling.
As consumers and brand owners show the ever-increasing priority that sustainability has commanded, label suppliers are working to address this need state and are driving that important change.
As the U.S. EPA updates its lists of recycled-content products purchased by federal agencies, plastics recycling stakeholders are making their voices heard.
The U.S. EPA asked for public feedback on a list of recycled-content products purchased by federal agencies. The request drew 114 responses from a range of recycling stakeholders.