Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR)

Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

APR Plastics Recycling Showcase: Celebrating Innovations That Support the Growth of Plastics Recycling - Tuesday, March 21st at 1:00 pm EST
As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is essential to the success of the plastic recycling industry.
This webinar will provide information about each of the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase Innovations:
  • The AMUT De-Labeler for PET Bottle Wash Lines
  • Avery Dennison's CleanFlake™ Adhesive Technology
  • Berry Plastics Laminate Postconsumer Resin (PCR) Tube
  • The Dow Chemical Company's RETAIN™ Novel Polymer Modifiers
  • Ettlinger's ECO Continuous Melt Filter for PET Extrusion
  • The Lush Black Pot: The First FDA PP PCR Resin and Rigid Packaging Application for Cosmetics Developed by KW Plastics
Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles: 
Resources to Encourage MRFs and Municipalities to Expand Collection
Since 2009 APR has conducted a survey to evaluate each state's largest municipality's residential plastics collection programs. Of those 51 cities (Washington DC is included in the survey) only 5 remain with bottles only collection programs. The growing trend continues to be: Recycling Rigid Plastics Beyond Bottles.
The APR strives to expand the recycling of plastic material through the development of resources to support state and local solid waste management and recycling officials to enhance their collection programs, increase the amount of material collected by those programs, and add value to the bottom line. The webinars below will provide an overview of each of the toolkits resources to support recycling rigid plastics beyond bottles including: Success Stories, Market Information, Education, Flowcharts and Videos, Remanufacturing Information, and Frequently Asked Questions. 

Caps On Bottles and Containers
Tuesday, June 20th @ 1:00 pm EST

Residential Bulky Rigid Plastics
Tuesday, August 1st @ 1:00 pm EST
The APR Design® Guide & The How 2 Recycle™ Label: A Partnership to Expand and Improve Plastics Recycling 
Tuesday, September 19th @ 1:00pm EST

How2Recycle is a consumer based standardized labeling system that provides specific instructions to consumers, directly on packaging, regarding whether or not a container is recyclable, not yet recyclable, or if the consumer should check if their local collection programs accept the material.
Each How2Recycle™ label is based on the most current recyclability data available, as well as critical technical insights from Association of Plastic Recyclers and the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. This webinar will provide an overview outlining how brand companies can acquire the label for their products, how the program defines recyclable, and how APR and The How2Recycle™ are working together to expand the effort to include more products into this valuable consumer education labeling system.

2016 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report Overview
Tuesday, November 7th 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST

The 2016 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report, a collaborative effort of APR and The American Chemistry Council (ACC), quantifies the amount of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) bottles collected for recycling, as well as the rate of recycling of those bottles. This study also includes postconsumer recycling values and comments for polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This webinar will serve as an Executive Summary, featuring data and analyses from the report. It will also include data from the Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2016, a collaborative effort of APR and The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR). Both reports will be available on the APR website once publicly released.  Click here to access Rate Reports.

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