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August 23, 2018 - Plastics News

 

August 23, 2018 - Plastics News

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Training scheduled for recycling design guidelines

The Association of Plastic Recyclers is taking to the road in a first-ever regional training program centered around its recycling design guidelines.

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August 20, 2019 - NPR

 

August 20, 2019 - NPR

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U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

Kara Pochiro: "Plastic recycling isn't dead, and it works, and it's important to protecting our environment, and it's essential to the circular economy."

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Demand Drives the Day: New video from APR explains the role of consumer demand in effective recycling

Amidst all the media coverage about plastic recycling, the team at APR has produced a new video to help shine a light on an important missing part of the conversation: Demand drives recycling. The recently released video explains that consumers can and do play an integral role in the effectiveness of the recycling chain – both by putting recyclable...

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Why Is / Isn't My Plastic Packaging Recyclable?

This session will provide an overview of the sortation process with specific examples of packaging types that do not typically make it through the process. It was also address how to design for recyclability, leveraging the Walmart Recycling Playbook, the top 5 contaminants in the recycling stream, and using the How2Recycle label. Click here to vie...

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July 24, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

July 24, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update, Resource Recycling

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Plastics recycling elevated to national stage

“Just the fact that they’re having the discussion about this at a federal level is a good thing, because historically these issues have been handled at the state and local level."

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July 17, 2019 - Chicago Sun Times

 

July 17, 2019

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U.S. recycling of plastics will continue strong — no matter what China does

There are three way we can all help recycling in the U.S. work even better.

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So, Should We Recycle? YES, WE SHOULD!

Authored by Lynn Rubinstein, Executive Director of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and Steve Alexander, President of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Most people in the recycling community know that recycling is alive and well in the United States. Although there are current adjustments due to the actions of China, there are market...

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Overview of Plastics Packaging

Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

June 11, 2019 - Yahoo Finance

 

June 11, 2019 - Yahoo Finance, Environmental Leader, British Plastics & Rubber, Checkout, Plastics in Packaging, Recycling Today, Cosmetics Design Asia, WGNO News ABC, CNN, The Hill, Global Cosmetics News, Plastics Recycling Update

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Colgate’s Recyclable Tube First to be Recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers
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June 5, 2019 - APR Press Release

 

June 5, 2019 - APR Press Release

Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced 

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics
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May 22, 2019 - Plastics News

 

May 22, 2019 - Plastics News

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Consumers, brand owners, processors all have a part in increasing recycled content

Plastics recycling really does not start, or stop, with plastics recyclers.

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May 21, 2019 - GreenBiz

 

May 21, 2019 - GreenBiz

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4 reasons businesses should set sustainable packaging goals
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May 17, 2019 - Plastics News

 

May 17, 2019

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Compounders see increased role in sustainability story

Recycling is becoming more urgent as public outrage grows over plastics in the oceans.

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May 14, 2019 - Recycling Today

 

May 14, 2019 - Recycling Today

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The Recycling Partnership adds to executive committee

Steve Alexander, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Plastic Recyclers, joins the executive committee as an at-large member.

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May 10, 2019 - Recycling Today

May 10, 2019 - Recycling Today

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APR details five areas of focus for PET bottle designs

Five for Focus area highlights and addresses key components of PET container design that can affect recycling.

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May 3, 2019 - Recycling Today

 

May 3, 2019 - Recycling Today, Waste360

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APR updates Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability

"These updates represent a valuable tool for package designers and brands and a significant body of work."

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Can't win fight against plastic waste without recycling

This was originally posted on The Hill on February 28, 2019. Recently on Capitol Hill, the plastics industry gathered congressional staff and reporters together to highlight a billion-dollar campaign designed to rid the ocean of plastic. At the event, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) announced the reintroduction of legi...

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Can't win fight against plastic waste without recycling

​Recently on Capitol Hill, the plastics industry gathered congressional staff and reporters together to highlight a billion-dollar campaign designed to rid the ocean of plastic. At the event, Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) announced the reintroduction of legislation to achieve that same goal. Yet, in order for these w...

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April 30, 2019 - APR Press Release

April 30, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Enhances PET Critical Guidance and Test Documents

Working with Brand Owners to Achieve Recyclability Goals
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April 24, 2019 - New York Times

 

April 24, 2019 - New York Times 

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One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Plastics

"You absolutely want to make sure that you never ever put PVC into your recycling bin,” said Steve Alexander.

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