APR News and Media


January 23, 2019 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Recycling leaders respond to plastic industry’s $1B pledge

“We’re the solution to your problem at the end of the day," says Steve Alexander.

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December 20, 2018

APR's Response to 60 Minutes Piece on Plastic Waste

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December 17, 2018 - APR Press Release

Plastic Bottle Recycling Resilient In Face Of Short-Term Challenges

5-Year Growth Rate Still Positive Despite Dip in 2017

“Plastic bottle recycling is proving to be resilient in the face of short-term challenges,” said Steve Alexander, president of APR.

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November 16, 2018 - Waste 360, Plastics Recycling Update, Recycling Product News, Waste Management World, Lexology, Environmental Leader

APR in the News

Report: U.S. PET Recycling Rate Climbs to 29.2%

The U.S. PET recycling rate increased from 28.4 percent in 2016 to 29.2 percent in 2017, according to a new report by NAPCOR and APR.

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November 15, 2018 -  APR Press Release

PET Recycling Rate Increases in Challenging 2017 Market

Strong Domestic RPET Demand Continues

"The key to continued growth in the PET recycling industry is increased demand for RPET by end users, and designing bottles for recyclability."

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November 14, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

APR: ‘There is no sustainability without recycling’

“Recycling is at the base of any sustainability movement,” said Steve Alexander, executive director of APR. “Frankly, there is no sustainability without recycling.”

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November 5, 2018 - Waste Management World

APR Member Highlight: CABKA IPS

CABKA Opens Plastic Recycling Research Facility in Valencia

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