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August 25, 2020 - Midland Paper, SpecialChem

 

August 25, 2020 - Midland Paper, SpecialChem

APR in the News

Mactac Adhesive Meets Highest Standard for Recyclability by Association of Plastic Recyclers

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized a new Mactac® pressure-sensitive adhesive innovation for the association’s highest recyclability standard.

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August 26, 2020 - Plastics News

 

August 26, 2020 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Kickstart: This half will not be easy

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.

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August 25, 2020 - Plastics News, Waste360, Waste Dive, PR Newswire, PR News Centre, The Central Virginian

 

August 25, 2020 - Plastics News, Waste360, Waste Dive, PR Newswire, PR News Centre, The Central Virginian

APR in the News

US Plastics Pact calls for recycling rate of 50 percent

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.

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August 21, 2020 - Recycling Product News, Recycling Today, Waste Today, Waste Management World, Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Indian Chemical News, Label & Narrow Web

 

August 21, 2020 - Recycling Product News, Recycling Today, Waste Today, Waste Management World, Sustainable Plastics, European Plastic Product Manufacturer, Indian Chemical News, Label & Narrow Web

APR in the News

New test from APR measures recyclability of film packaging

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).

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APR Press Release: APR Publishes PE Film Critical Guidance and Test Documents

 

August 20, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR Publishes PE Film Critical Guidance and Test Documents

Working with Brand Owners and Recyclers to Achieve Recyclability Goals

A new testing protocol that determines whether film packaging is compatible with the current recycling infrastructure has been developed by the leading plastics recycling authority in North America.

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August 10, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, Packaging Gateway, Plastics in Packaging, Recycling Product News, Plastics News

 

August 10, 2020 - Sustainable Plastics, Packaging Gateway, Plastics in Packaging, Recycling Product News, Plastics News

APR in the News

APR’s PCR certification programme is catching on faster than expected in the market

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.

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APR Press Release: Growth of APR’s PCR Certification Program Exceeds Expectations

 

August 7, 2020 - APR Press Release

Growth of APR’s PCR Certification Program Exceeds Expectations

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.

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August 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

August 3, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Groups recognize recyclability of packaging innovations

A roundup of the recent innovations.

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July 30, 2020 - Waste360, Recycling Today

 

July 30, 2020 - Waste360, Recycling Today

APR in the News

The Recycling Partnership Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

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.

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July 29, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web, Labels & Labeling

 

July 29, 2020 - Label & Narrow Web, Labels & Labeling

APR in the News

Avery Dennison films recognized under APR Guidance

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.

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July 24, 2020 - Beverage Industry

 

July 24, 2020 - Beverage Industry

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Sustainability trends drive innovation for labeling materials

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.

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July 21, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

July 21, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Groups weigh in on federal recycled-product purchasing

As the U.S. EPA updates its lists of recycled-content products purchased by federal agencies, plastics recycling stakeholders are making their voices heard.

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July 21, 2020 - Resource Recycling

 

July 21, 2020 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

Cities and groups chime in on feds’ procurement planning

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. 

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July 17, 2020 - Resource Recycling

 

July 17, 2020 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

Data Corner: Coming to terms with today’s packaging stream

Consumer-product packaging has evolved significantly over the past 25 years, challenging curbside recycling systems.

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July 17, 2020 - Resource Recycling

 

July 17, 2020 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

Taking on the system

To drive improvements around materials recovery and unlock a circular economy, the industry needs to wash away the grey areas and clearly address the complexities.

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July 17, 2020 - PR Newswire

 

July 17, 2020 - PR Newswire

APR in the News

A New Circular Solution: Polycarbin and Westfall Technik are Collaborating to Bring Circular Materials to the Biomedical Industry

Today, Westfall Technik is announcing a new partnership with Polycarbin—a software enabled biomedical plastic recycling company that has developed a method for diverting single-use scientific plastics from landfills, incinerators and recycling it back into the hands of scientists and clinicians as circular economy products.

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July 17, 2020 - Packaging Insights

 

July 17, 2020 - Packaging Insights

APR in the News

Nestlé Waters North America propels rPET with big brand adoptions

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that three more of its US domestic still water brands have converted their bottles to 100 percent recycled PET (rPET).

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July 15, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

July 15, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

How a packaging firm ensured its PET canister’s recyclability

Ring Container Technologies wanted to understand the curbside recyclability of an all-PET container versus its existing polycoated paperboard canister. So it asked recycling programs themselves.

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July 15, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

July 15, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Groups look for ‘unified path’ to boost thermoform recycling

Several recycling industry trade associations will collaborate on a study to try to move the needle on recovery of PET thermoforms.

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July 13, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, TLMI, Label & Narrow Web

 

July 13, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, TLMI, Label & Narrow Web

APR in the News

Green Bay recognized for its GreenCycle labelstocks

Green Bay Packaging has received The Association of Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) Critical Guidance Recognition for two new pressure-sensitive labelstocks from the company’s GreenCycle product line.

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