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The 2019 APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar Education Series

Please join us for this series of six webinars hosted by Walmart, and presented by The Association of Plastic Recyclers, discussing design for plastics recyclability and communicating the common messages within the Walmart Recyclability Playbook and the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability.

Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook and Walmart’s Recycling Playbook provide an overview of sustainable packaging best practices, and a deep dive resource specifically for suppliers interested in improving and innovating packaging while supporting recycling. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is published to help package design engineers at consumer brand companies and converters create packaging that is fully compatible with plastics recycling systems in North America.

 

Flexible Packaging (Bags / Wraps / Films) 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:30 EDT - NEW DATE!

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide an in depth overview of flexible packaging (bags/wraps/films), uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.

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Using More PCR  

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide an in depth overview of how to incorporate postconsumer recycled content into your package, Walmart’s PCR goals and feasible % PCR by packaging format, as well as how to source and reduce costs of PCR.Less

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PREVIOUS WEBINARS IN 2019

Overview of Plastics Packaging

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide a general overview of plastics packaging including resin types and benefits, resin identification codes, APR's definition of recyclable, recycled content, and available resources.

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Why Is / Isn't My Plastic Packaging Recyclable?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide an overview of the sortation process with specific examples of packaging types that do not typically make it through the process. It was also address how to design for recyclability, leveraging the Walmart Recycling Playbook, the top 5 contaminants in the recycling stream, and using the How2Recycle label.

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PET Packaging

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide an in depth overview of PET packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.

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HDPE and PP Packaging

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:30 EDT

This session will provide an in depth overview of HDPE and PP packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.

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