APR News and Media


February 21, 2018 - WTVA

APR Member Highlight: Denton Plastics

New Policy Change Threatens to Send Oregon Recycling to Landfills

"The future of plastic recycling is to keep it domestic. You want to have this regional recycling plan of 'let's not ship materials overseas and make it somebody else's problem."

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March 2, 2018 - Plastics Technology

APR in the News

Recycling Needs Drive Innovation in Sleeve Labels

Shrink-sleeve labels: You see the eye-catching designs everywhere these days on food, beverages and consumer products.

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March 2, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR Member Highlight: Avangard Innovative

Tailored line meets specific stream challenges

Avangard Innovative recently installed a customized recycling line at its LDPE recovery facility in Houston. The system is aimed at tackling an issue the company faced while processing commercial film: odor.

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February 27, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

California rules: No more No. 1 resin code for PETG

When is PET not PET? When it is PETG.  To the typical consumer, the difference between PET and glycol-modified PET is simply a letter.  But to a polymer scientist worth her molecular weight, there’s a huge difference. Especially when it comes to recycling.

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February 28, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Notes from APR’s meeting in Nashville

Members of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) convened last week in conjunction with Plastics Recycling 2018 to talk about key issues affecting polymer recovery.  The APR event, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., had record attendance.

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February 20, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Recycling Demand Champions Expands to Include New Companies and New Applications for PCR

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, today announced new participants in a campaign designed to expand market demand for recycled resins and improve plastic recycling in North America. In addition, APR announced it will expand the campaign to include additional applications and material.

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 NEW applications for PCR.

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February 8, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

APR Member Highlight: Envision Plastics

World's First Bottle Made Using Envision Plastics OceanBound Plastic at 100% Content

Envision Plastics is excited to announce the launch the world's first bottle using its proprietary OceanBound Plastic at 100% content and as the sole colorant carrier.  Envision's OceanBound Plastic is made from completely recycled plastic with the added benefit of being collected from at-risk areas which eliminates that plastic from reaching beaches and waterways.

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