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The APR Design® for Plastics Recyclability Training Program

Working with Brand Owners to Meet Sustainability Goals

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, recognizes that companies want to design packaging that is recyclable and sustainable. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is the most comprehensive resource in the marketplace today that helps companies design packaging that is compatible with existing recycling infrastructure. The APR Design® for Plastics Recyclability Training Program brings these resources directly to brand owners and their packaging professionals through customized sessions designed to meet the specific needs of each company. The goal of each program is to encourage packaging and design professionals to incorporate recyclable design elements during the initial stages, and throughout the design of new packaging concepts.

Typical Training Session:

  • Executive session designed to provide an APR introduction to senior management
  • Outline APR’s definition of plastics recyclability
  • Outline the importance of package design in the recycling process
  • Present APR’s Recyclability Categories
  • Outline how implementing The APR Design® Guide throughout the product design process ensures compatibility with today’s recycling infrastructure
  • A review of the relationship between The APR Design® Guide and the “How2Recycle” label
  • Case studies with specific company products identified during pre-training discussions
  • Wrap-up session with hosts to capture action items and opportunities created by training


  • Enhanced understanding of the plastics recycling process
  • Greater awareness of the impact of design features on recyclability
  • Ability to design recycle friendly packages
  • Ability to forecast the recyclability of innovations
  • Gain networking contacts for ongoing support

Who Should Attend:

  • Package Design Engineers
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Product & Market Managers
  • Procurement Managers

Past Participants Include:

Coke      DartEm Reflex Print        Silgan     


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For more information please contact John Standish.