The Association of Plastic Recyclers

October 22, 2019 - GreenBiz, Waste Dive, Recycling Today, Plastics Technology, New Kerala

 

October 22, 2019 - GreenBiz, Waste Dive, Recycling Today, Plastics Technology, New Kerala

APR in the News

Take these 3 steps, add $500 million and create a circular economy for packaging, report urges

"Recycling 2.0" will require strategic thinking, a unified vision and plenty of cash, according to the Recycling Partnership, which in a report released Monday sets forth a three-step plan for transforming recycling in the United States and ushering in an era of circularity, particularly for plastics.

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October 20, 2019 - Alt Energy Stocks

 

October 20, 2019 - Alt Energy Stocks

APR in the News

Plastic Bottle-neck

In early October 2019, the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) held its fall membership meeting where the supply-demand imbalance was the focus of attention.

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October 18, 2019 - Considerable

 

October 18, 2019 - Considerable

APR in the News

Recycling plastic bottles: Here’s why you’re supposed to leave the cap on

One recycling myth we can clear up right now.

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October 16, 2019 - Waste Dive

 

October 16, 2019 - Waste Dive

APR in the News

APR: Chemical recycling is not 'silver bullet' for plastics challenges

CEO Steve Alexander's comments came during a weekend panel discussion about managing the effects of plastics production at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Colorado.

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Flexible Packaging (Bags / Wraps / Films)

This session will provide an in depth overview of flexible packaging (bags/wraps/films), uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

October 9, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

October 9, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

APR fall meeting: RPET demand will outpace supply

Plastics recycling professionals converged last week to discuss market dynamics, emerging technologies and other key industry trends.

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October 14, 2019 - Plastics News

 

October 14, 2019 - Plastics News, Recycling Today, Plastics in Packaging

APR in the News

California governor vetoes tough recycled content legislation

"We are very disappointed with the decision to veto the [recycled content] bill," said Steve Alexander. "APR is committed to do all we can to continue to support the growth and expansion of plastic recycling, including minimum content requirements and other policies that will strengthen markets for all recycled materials."

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APR Press Release: APR Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign Bottle Recycling Bill

 

October 11, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign Bottle Recycling Bill

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today strongly urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB 792, “Recycling: Plastic Containers: Minimum Recycled Content and Labeling.”

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October 3, 2019 - Plastics News

 

October 3, 2019 - Plastics News, Recycling Today, Plastics in Packaging

APR in the News

APR sees more demand for recycled resin through 'Champions'

The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign spurred more than triple the amount of recycled resin demand from its initial year.

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APR Press Release: APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign Announces Over 300% Growth

 

October 2, 2019 - APR Press Release

APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign Announces Over 300% Growth

Company Participation Continues to Expand

APR Recycling Demand Champions program has generated almost 26 million pounds of new demand for postconsumer resin (PCR) this year, more than tripling the amount generated in the first year.

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HDPE and PP Packaging

This session will provide an in depth overview of HDPE and PP packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

PET Packaging

This session will provide an in depth overview of PET packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability. Click here to view the presentation slides. Click here to view the handout. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

August 23, 2018 - Plastics News

 

August 23, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

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

APR in the News

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

APR in the News

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

APR in the News

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

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