The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Plastic Sorting Best Management Practices: Resources for MRFs, Municipalities, & Reclaimers

Bale sorts, waste composition studies, plastics sorts, and other studies are a regular practice for MRFs, municipalities, and relcaimers, as well as other organizations. Although beneficial information is gathered from these sorts and studies, the process is not standardized, making it difficult to compare results. The APR Plastics Sorting Best Man...

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September 21, 2018 - Packaging World

 

September 21, 2018 - Packaging World

APR Member Highlight:  The Coca-Cola Company + Indorama Ventures

Coca-Cola's Simply Orange more sustainable, still structurally sound
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September 13, 2018 - PETnology

 

September 13, 2018 - PETnology

APR Member Highlight: PepsiCo, Inc.

PepsiCo to more than triple recycled content in its plastic bottles to 50%P in the European Union by 2030
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September 12, 2018 - Plastics News

 

September 12, 2018 - Plastics News

APR Member Highlight: Phoenix Technologies

Brand owners should shoot for 50 percent recycled PET
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September 12, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

September 12, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR Member Highlight:  Klöckner Pentaplast

Major packaging company announces goals
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August 22, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

August 22, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Quantifying environmental benefits of recycled plastic

The life cycle inventory research is “a critical tool to utilize and market the value of recycled materials.”

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August 20, 2018 - Recycling Today

 

August 20, 2018 - Recycling Today

APR Member Highlight: Unilever

Embracing the beauty of imperfection
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Life Cycle Inventory Analysis: The First Inventory to Include Recycled PET, HDPE, and PP

Information gained from Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) provide the data to calculate the emissions of greenhouse gases. This information is critical to understand the true environmental impact of recycled plastics. The soon to be published 2018 Life Cycle Assessment includes updates to the PET and HDPE information from the 2010 LCI, with the addition...

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August 6, 2018 - The Seattle Times

 

August 6, 2018 - The Seattle Times

APR in the News

Chemists in search of their Holy Grail: a plastic designed to die

“If you can’t sort properly, no matter what it is, it is just trash.”

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August 1, 2018 - Plastics News

 

August 1, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Straws present 
recycling challenges

Can plastic straws be effectively recycled? 

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July 17, 2018 - Plastics Information Europe

 

July 17, 2018 - Plastics Information Europe, Greener Package, Waste360, Resource, EPPM, Waste Management Review, Bunting Magnetics Europe, Earth911

APR in the News

European and US organisations define “recyclable”

Plastics recycling organisations in Europe and the US have agreed on a definition of the term “recyclable” in order to provide a consistent metric in efforts towards a circular economy.

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July 12, 2018 - APR Press Release

 

July 12, 2018 - APR Press Release

International Plastic Recycling Groups Announce Global Definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

Two of the leading global international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging and products.
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July 11, 2018 - Recycling Product News

 

July 11, 2018 - Recycling Product News

APR in the News

U.S. recycling industry united on goal of addressing key industry issues

Improving quality of the recycling stream and increasing demand for recyclables in the manufacture of new products focus of industry collaborative

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June 27, 2018 - GlobeNewswire

 

June 27, 2018 - GlobeNewswire

APR Member Highlight: UPM Raflatac

The shape of sustainable labels is circular: UPM Raflatac announces APR-recognized wash-off film labels with recycled liners for Americas and Asia Pacific
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June 20, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 20, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update, Recycling Today

APR in the News

Flexible packaging project names sorting partner

MRFF has found a MRF

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June 13, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 13, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

APR digs into harmonization, ‘negative media’ and more

Several hundred members of the Association of Plastic Recyclers, along with many invitees, met last week in Houston to dive deep into the options and barriers to increased plastics recycling.

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June 6, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 6, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

New packaging recyclability platform unveiled

A European plastics recycling group has released an online tool to help packaging designers ensure their products are recyclable.

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June 5, 2018 - APR Press Release

 
June 5, 2018 - APR Press Release

Newest APR Recycling Demand Champion Companies Announced at June APR Meeting

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics
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May 31, 2018 - APR Press Release

 

May 31, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Develops Sorting Protocols for Recycling Industry

Identifying Packages That Get Lost in the Recycling Process
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The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in expanding the market for residential plastics, driving investment, increasing supply and producing more high quality PCR. The initial phase of the campaign focused on purchasing new volume PCR through "work in process" (WIP) durable goods, but has expanded to include any and all ...

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