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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 Virtual Member Meeting held this week. CGR is an integral component of The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability, and is presented to companies that have developed new products and technologies that are compatible with current recycling infrastructure.

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 Virtual Member Meeting held this week. CGR is an integral component of The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability, and is presented to companies that have developed new products and technologies that are compatible with current recycling infrastructure.

As the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, and the global leader in testing for plastics recycling compatibility, APR works to increase the supply, enhance the quality, expand the demand, and communicate the value of recycled plastics. APR's Critical Guidance is one of the world's most widely accepted and comprehensive testing protocols to ensure new packaging products and innovations meet recycling guidelines and do not contaminate the recycling stream.

"We are pleased to see a record number of companies using APR testing to enhance the recyclability of their products," commented Steve Alexander, APR President & CEO. "The continued reach of The APR Design® Guide and Critical Guidance Protocols are helping to provide global solutions to the recyclability of all plastic packaging."

The APR commends the companies listed below that that have recently completed rigorous testing to ensure their products meet The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. Click here to access the full list of innovations that have received Critical Guidance Recognition to date.

  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • CCL Label Inc
  • FLEXcon Company Inc
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • Kim Pack Company, Ltd.
  • MacTac North America
  • Multi-Color Corp.
  • Multi-Plastics, Inc.

"The APR Critical Guidance Recognition Program, while intended to inform reclaimers and innovators about new innovations and recycling needs, quantifies key recycling issues," stated Dave Cornell, APR's Technical Consultant who manages the CGR program. "The Recognition provides assurance to key audiences that these new plastic products are compatible with the current stream of recycled plastics. Based on data from third parties for standard tests with marketplace-driven acceptance criteria, the program has proven valuable to innovators, reclaimers, consumer brand companies, the public, and governments."

Click here for more detailed information about the specific innovations recognized at the October 2020 APR Member Meeting.

Contact: Kara Pochiro,

APR VP of Communications & Public Affairs

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