The Association of Plastic Recyclers is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America. Its membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins. APR strongly advocates the recycling of all post-consumer plastic packaging. APR promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality.

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1776 K Street, NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20006 USA

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Material Recycling
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

APR strives to expand the postconsumer plastics recycling industry through a cooperative effort aimed at identifying and eliminating barriers to successful commercial recycling by:

  • Developing protocols for the design of packaging for greater recyclability.
  • Improving the quality of postconsumer plastics entering the system.
  • Fostering a strong interface with end-user markets.
  • Promoting a cooperative testing program for new packaging.
  • Encouraging design for recyclability with guidelines and programs.
  • Using awards to recognize packages designed to be recycling-compatible and to recognize products made from recycled plastic material.
  • Educating key audiences including state and local recycling officials, MRF operators, legislators, as well as the general plastic recycling industry.