APR News and Media

February 24, 2017 - Plastics Technology

APR and How2Recycle Label in the News

The How2Recycle program works very closely with the APR when they determine technical recyclability

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February 16, 2017 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

Rigids plastics recycling catches on at grocery chains

An increasing number of grocery chains are recycling rigid plastic containers through back-of-store programs, providing a clean source of HDPE and PP for reclaimers.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has tracked 25 national grocery chains — or about 15,000 stores — since launching its outreach project, which aims to promote back-of-house plastic recycling at grocery stores. The project started five years ago, and today 10 of the chains have begun recycling rigid plastics in 4,500 stores in 32 states, according to APR.

Liz Bedard, director of APR’s rigid plastics program, said the effort is spreading through dedicated APR efforts as well as through word-of-mouth between stores.

Now, APR is looking to explore a different source of clean plastic: behind the pharmacy counter. 

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February 15, 2017 - Waste Dive

APR Member Highlight: Dart Container Corporation 

Dart continues to open drop-off locations for expanded polystyrene products

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February 9, 2017 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

APR pursuing updates to recyclability testing protocols

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February 6, 2017 - CarbonLITE Press Release

APR Member Highlight: CarbonLITE

CarbonLITE to build PET recycling plant in Texas

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January 30, 2017 - NRT Press Release

APR Member Highlight: NRT 

NRT Announces New Color Sorter

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January 23, 2017 - Resource Recycling

APR & Unilever in the News

Unilever aims to boost recyclability of packaging

“This is a tremendous announcement to start off the new year,” said Steve Alexander, APR executive director. “This is precisely the type of commitment and leadership from the demand side of the equation that the plastics recycling industry is looking for. Commitment to incorporating recycled content in their packaging provides certainty in the marketplace. We look forward to working with Unilever to help them achieve their goals of increasing the use of recycled plastic content in their packaging as well as their commitment to addressing the technical challenges facing the plastics recycling industry.”

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