APR News and Media


February 27, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

California rules: No more No. 1 resin code for PETG

When is PET not PET? When it is PETG.  To the typical consumer, the difference between PET and glycol-modified PET is simply a letter.  But to a polymer scientist worth her molecular weight, there’s a huge difference. Especially when it comes to recycling.

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February 28, 2018 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Notes from APR’s meeting in Nashville

Members of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) convened last week in conjunction with Plastics Recycling 2018 to talk about key issues affecting polymer recovery.  The APR event, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., had record attendance.

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February 20, 2018 - APR Press Release

APR Recycling Demand Champions Expands to Include New Companies and New Applications for PCR

Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, today announced new participants in a campaign designed to expand market demand for recycled resins and improve plastic recycling in North America. In addition, APR announced it will expand the campaign to include additional applications and material.

The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign plays a prominent role in expanding the market for residential plastics, driving investment, increasing supply and producing more high quality PCR. The initial phase of the campaign focused on purchasing new volume PCR through “work in process” (WIP) durable goods, but has expanded to include any and all NEW applications for PCR.

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February 8, 2018 - Cision PR Newswire

APR Member Highlight: Envision Plastics

World's First Bottle Made Using Envision Plastics OceanBound Plastic at 100% Content

Envision Plastics is excited to announce the launch the world's first bottle using its proprietary OceanBound Plastic at 100% content and as the sole colorant carrier.  Envision's OceanBound Plastic is made from completely recycled plastic with the added benefit of being collected from at-risk areas which eliminates that plastic from reaching beaches and waterways.

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January 25, 2018 - Plastics News

APR Member Highlight: Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola seeking 50 percent recycled content by 2030

The Atlanta-based company, which serves a lot of drinks in PET bottles, admits the world has a packaging problem.  So Coca-Cola also is setting out to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030 as part of an effort it calls World Without Waste.

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January 11, 2018 - Recycling Magazine

APR Member Highlight: AMUT and CarbonLITE

AMUT and CarbonLITE improve plastic bottles recycling

The AMUT De-Labeller was honored with the prestigious innovation award from APR's Plastics Recycling Showcase in 2017.

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January 4, 2018 - Plastics News

APR in the News

Dave Cornell to be inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Dave Cornell, one of the founding members of APR whose technical knowledge, expertise and leadership helped transform the plastics recycling industry, has been inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.  This is a tremendous and well deserved honor, for both Dave and APR!

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