The Association of Plastic Recyclers

May 9, 2020 - OpenPR

 

May 9, 2020 - OpenPR

APR in the News

Plastic Tubes Market 2020 Analysis by Global Manufacturers - Essel Propack, Albea S.A, Berry Global, CCL Industries, Linhardt GmbH, Huhtamaki, Bowler Plastics, Emold Services CC

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 critical guidance criteria.

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May 7, 2020 - Waste Today

 

May 7, 2020 - Waste Today

APR in the News

APR encourages California retailers to use reusable plastic bags

Organization releases statement in response to Gov. Newsom’s order that temporarily suspends enforcement of single-use plastic bag ban at some retailers.

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May 7, 2020 - APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

 

May 7, 2020 - APR Statement

APR Statement on California Executive Order That Suspends Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags (Order N-54-20)

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) shares Governor Gavin Newsom’s goal to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. APR members are operating to serve Californians and our country, and safety always comes first. Our members follow the guidelines set by the State of California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant state and federal agencies.

On April 27th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-54-20, which in part temporarily suspended the enforcement of the ban the distribution of single use plastic bags by specified retailers. It is important to note that the Executive Order did not ban or limit the use of reusable plastic bags nor require retailers to stop using the reusable bags produced by APR members. There continues to be sufficient amount of postconsumer resin (PCR) for APR members to produce reusable bags, and there has been no change in the reasons why these reusable bags are popular: these products are good for the environment and are popular among California’s consumers. There are also no safety concerns with the inclusion of PCR in reusable bags as long the Cal-OSHA guidelines for consumers using their own bags are followed.

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May 4, 2020 - Packaging World, Pro Food World

 

May 4, 2020 - Packaging World, Pro Food World

APR in the News

COVID-19 Changes the Plastics Conversation, but CPGs Still Innovating

The coronavirus raises concerns about reusable packaging and deals a blow to recycling, but amidst the uncertainty, CPGs and associations still work toward greater packaging sustainability.

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April 29, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

April 29, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Pause on bag law is a hit to some recyclers

California’s single-use bag ban has been suspended for two months, with the governor citing coronavirus safety concerns.

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April 27, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Industry Today, Plastics in Packaging, Packaging World, Plastics News

 

April 27, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Industry Today, Plastics in Packaging, Packaging World, Plastics News

APR in the News

Barrier packaging technology from Inhance Technologies recognised as fully recyclable

A barrier solution that ‘alleviates concerns about multilayered packaging’ has now been officially recognized by both the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) in the US and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) as fully recyclable.

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April 24, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

 

April 24, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web

APR in the News

Avery Dennison ‘Intent’ on meeting sustainability goals

Enhanced product portfolios, including ClearIntent, have been designed to positively impact the environment.

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April 23, 2020 - Packaging Impressions

 

April 23, 2020 - Packaging Impressions

APR in the News

Embracing Environmental Aspirations

While the topic of sustainability is nothing new for packaging and converting businesses, ever-changing societal demands are pushing the industry to keep up with the latest trends.

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April 23, 2020 - Plastics News

 

April 23, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Plastics groups seek $1B for recycling in COVID bills

A coalition of plastics companies and trade groups is urging Congress to include up to $1 billion in recycling funding in future coronavirus legislation, saying that it fears recyclables collection could be hit hard by the pandemic.

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April 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

April 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

APR in the News

Industry groups push for inclusion of recycling infrastructure in next federal coronavirus aid package

Recycling advocates and trade organizations are hopeful the next major federal stimulus package addressing impacts from the new coronavirus will include their sector.

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April 15, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

April 15, 2020 - Waste Dive

APR in the News

Governments encouraged to expand procurement of products with PCR

From libraries to court houses to the curb, governments purchase a lot of plastic goods, including bags, collection carts or containers, and even outdoor furniture.

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April 15, 2020 - Considerable

 

April 15, 2020 - Considerable

APR in the News

Why you’re supposed to leave the cap on when recycling

One recycling myth we can clear up right now.

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April 13, 2020 - Karma

 

April 13, 2020 - Karma

APR in the News

AI Was Already Transforming Waste Management. Then Came COVID-19.

Waste management companies accelerate move towards automation because of safety concerns.

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April 6, 2020 - Tonny Rutakirwa

 

April 6, 2020 - Tonny Rutakirwa

APR in the News

Can Plastic Film Be Recycled? Types, Recycle Hints, Tips, a Guide

Can plastic film be recycled? Newspaper bags, grocery bags, and bread packaging are among the types of plastic films that can be recycled. Plastic film products such as frozen produce, cling film and heavily printed bags should not be recycled.

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April 3, 2020 - Environment and Energy Leader

 

April 3, 2020 - Environment and Energy Leader

APR in the News

Plastic Recyclers Group Launches Post-Consumer Resin Certification Program

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), an international trade association that represents the plastics recycling industry, introduced a post-consumer resin certification program. This effort is aimed at helping increase the supply and demand of post-consumer recycled plastics.

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April 2, 2020 - Global Recycler, Karma

 

April 2, 2020 - Global Recycler, Karma

APR in the News

Coronavirus May Boost Recycling’s Status From Helpful to Critical

The deadly coronavirus epidemic is changing the image of recycling from something we do to help the environment to being a critical part of U.S. manufacturing.

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April 1, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Bioplastics News

 

April 1, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update, Bioplastics News

APR in the News

APR and ACC both look to verify recycled content

Consumers may want products with recycled plastic, but how can they trust the items contain post-consumer material? Two industry groups have taken steps to answer that question.

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March 31, 2020 - Global Recycler, Recycling Today, Ebony News Today

 

March 31, 2020 - Global Recycler, Recycling Today, Ebony News Today

APR in the News

WM encourages recycling to support manufacturers during epidemic

Recyclable Materials Needed for Manufacturing Supply Chain to Produce Packaging for Grocery and Medical Supplies

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March 30, 2020 - Plastics Technology, Recycling Today, Waste360, Waste Advantage

 

March 30, 2020 - Plastics Technology, Recycling Today, Waste360, Waste Advantage

APR in the News

APR and NERC Announce New Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

APR’s campaign to increase demand for PCR expands to the public sector.

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March 30, 2020 - APR Press Release

March 30, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR and NERC Launch New Government Recycling Demand Champion Program

Successful Campaign Expands Beyond Private Sector

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today announced a new partnership with The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) to grow a groundbreaking campaign that expands market demand for recycled resins and improves plastic recycling in North America. The Government Recycling Demand Champions, a companion to APR’s well-established Recycling Demand Champions Campaign, will be tailored to state, regional and local governments around the United States.

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