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March APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the end of this meeting. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings take place on the first day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they choose, with occasion...

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Plastics Recycling Conference 2023

The Plastics Recycling Conference is taking place March 6-8, 2023 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center, located on the banks of the Potomac in National Harbor, Md. The Plastics Recycling Conference is the largest North American gathering of plastics recycling and sustainability professionals, annually bringin...

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November APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings occur on Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. Except for the PET Reclaimers Working Group, at...

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The Truth About Polypropylene Recycling with Denton Plastics

On this episode of Recycled Content, we sit down with APR board member Nicole Janssen, President of Denton Plastics, to discuss all things polypropylene. Host Kara Pochiro and Nicole set the record straight on polypropylene and debunk recent reports that cast doubt about its recyclability. Tune in to hear about how polypropylene is now one of the f...

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The Real Truth About Plastics Recycling: A Focus on Progress, Facts and Data to Show Plastics Recycling Works

View the recording View the slides Recycling works. As the Voice of Plastics Recycling® we see it happening every day. Let's focus on progress, and what we can do to improve the system. We need to create more supply of postconsumer plastic material and focus on the facts. In 2020, during a global pandemic, almost 5 billion pounds of plastics packag...

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APR Press Release: New Association of Plastic Recyclers State-of-the-Industry Report Shows Strength of US Plastic Recycling

Report Outlines Policy Priorities to Further Support and Grow Recycling Washington, DC – The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), The Voice of Plastic Recycling®, issued a report today that provides a data-driven update on the progress of plastic recycling in the United States showing that it is a viable, accessible and scalable solution for red...

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June APR Member Meeting

June 7-9, 2022Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings occur on Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. Except for the PET Reclaimers Wor...

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The truth about plastics recycling

I recently read the report on plastics recycling rates by The Last Beach Cleanup and Beyond Plastics and, like many of you, it certainly was not good for my blood pressure.The pitiful white flag of surrender raised by the reports' authors certainly does not speak for the tens of thousands of Americans employed by our industry who, amidst a global p...

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APR Press Release: APR Publishes Updated PE Film Guidance Documents

Working with Brand Owners and Recyclers to Achieve Recyclability Goals Two testing protocols that determine whether film packaging is compatible with the current recycling infrastructure, along with an additional resource, have been updated and published by the leading plastics recycling authority in North America. The Association of Plastic Recycl...

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APR Press Release: NORTH AMERICAN PLASTIC RECYCLING VOLUMES HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR IMMEDIATE SOLUTIONS

The 2020 U.S. Post-consumer Plastic Recycling Data Report released today highlights that like most industries, plastics recycling faced significant challenges through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Major disruptions in collection, transportation and staffing shortages, as well as supply chain issues impacted the supply of material available for recycling. ...

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Circular by Design: Meeting Demand for Recycled Content by Helping Companies Design for Recyclability

As the Voice of Plastics Recycling®, the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) envisions a world with a circular economy for plastic goods - a world in which companies manufacture recyclable products and consumers buy products made from recycled materials. An effective recycling chain is of paramount importance in achieving climate and economic su...

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Podcast: Takeaways from the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference with Dan Leif of Resource Recycling, Inc.

APR was glad to be back, and in person, for the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference. The event brought together a record number of industry decision-makers to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the industry. In this episode of Recycled Content, we are joined by Dan Leif, the managing editor at the Resource Recycling, Inc. Tune in for a l...

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Plastic Recyclers Elect New Board of Directors for 2022

Strong Leadership to Support the Plastics Recycling Industry The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently announced its newly elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors, to lead the organization for 2022. Roxanne Spiekerman of PreZero US has been elected Chair for the upcoming year, with Greg Janson of Granite Peak Plastics and Eric ...

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March APR Member Meeting

Register Now What Happens at an APR Member Meeting? General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal. Committee Meetings occur on Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday. Except for the PET Reclaimers Working Group, at...

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Plastics Recycling Conference 2022

The Plastics Recycling Conference is the largest North American gathering of plastics recycling and sustainability professionals, annually bringing together more than 2,000 industry decision-makers for networking and discussion of key trends.  This is the place to get caught up after 2 years in the virtual metaverse. Workshops, early morn...

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Progress and Success Despite Ongoing Challenges: An Overview of the Past Year at APR

2021 saw both positive developments and continued challenges for plastic recycling. Design and supply hurdles; legislative and regulatory proposals; transportation and hiring issues along with increased state legislative activities all combined to require even greater levels of engagement from APR's expert staff. Thanks to the continued support of ...

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APR Launches Global Design Guidance Platform

The go-to reference to design recyclable packaging across the globe The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today launched the APR Global Design Catalog, a comprehensive resource to access the most current plastic packaging recyclability guidelines for countries and regions around the world. Different countries and regions operate a variety of r...

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APR Press Release: APR Announces First Recipients of Meets Preferred Guidance Recognition

Creating a circular economy for recycled plastics The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) today announced the first companies to receive Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Recognition. Launched in August of this year, the MPG program recognizes materials, components, and complete packages composed of PET, HDPE, PP, and PE film that are considered P...

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[MEMBERS ONLY] Overview of California SB 343 Environmental advertising: recycling symbol: recyclability: products and packaging

Log in to access the recording and slidesThis webinar is exclusively provided for APR members.Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 pm ETPresenters: Steve Alexander, APR President & CEOKate Eagles, APR Program DirectorBruce Magnani, Vice President of Houston Magnani and AssociatesRoxanne Spiekerman, Vice President Business Development at PreZero US AP...

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APR Press Release: APR Launches Chemical Recycling Research Working Group

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the formation of a new working group focused on identifying the key steps needed for chemical recycling processes to play an effective role in the recycling of plastic products. The APR Chemical Recycling Research Working Group, announced to APR members last week at the APR annual meeting, ...

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