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APR Meeting Information:


APR's February 2018 Member Meeting in Nashville, TN

February 19-22, 2018
Gaylord Opryland 
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214


APR Members can register for the meeting here.  Early bird registration has ended but you can still register.



* If you are not an APR member but would like to attend the meeting as a guest, please contact Ali.


The hotel room block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention center is now completly sold out.  We recommend you contact one of the many nearby hotels to inquire about booking a stay.


Monday, February 19

1:00-3:00 pm  Recycling Showcase & Technical Forum

                       APR Plastics Recycling Showcase (winners announced)
                       Advances in Shrink Sleeve Labels
                       Advances in Plastics Sorting Technologies

3:00-5:00 pm  Film Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 20

7:15 – 8:15 am  MRF Committee -- CANCELLED

3:30 – 5:00 pm  Polystyrene Committee Meeting

5:15 – 6:00 pm  APR New Member and Guest Mini Reception

Wednesday, February 21

2:00 – 4:00 pm  PET Technical Committee Meeting

2:00 – 4:00 pm  Olefins Rigids Committee Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 pm  Olefins Technical Committee Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 pm  Communications Committee Meeting

6:30 – 7:30 pm  APR Members Reception

Thank you to the APR Reception Sponsor:



Thursday, February 22

7:00 – 8:00 am  APR Members Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm  APR General Session

APR President's Report, Current State of Plastics Recycling - Steve Alexander

Plastic Packaging Regulations in the European Union - Ton Emans, PRE President & CeDo Recycling Managing Director

Communications Update - Kara Pochiro

Future Initiatives Highlights from APR Staff - Liz Bedard, Sandi Childs, John Standish

Guest Speaker

Critical Guidance Recognition Presentation - Dave Cornell

New Business


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This will be a co-located meeting with the Plastics Recycling Conference. PRC Registration is separate from APR.
You will need to register for their conference to attend their sessions.

Sponsorship Information

The 2018 Plastics Recycling Conference is just a few months away. Sponsorship is a cost-effective opportunity to promote products and services, establish your brand, build new business relationships, and secure your position as a leader in the industry. Another advantage is continued support of APR programs. As part of APR’s ongoing partnership with PRC, we receive a percentage of proceeds from companies we sign up to sponsor.

APR members that choose to sponsor and/or exhibit receive a few additional perks during this year's conference including early access to select booth space and receiving the pre-conference attendees list 3 weeks earlier than other attendees.  APR members attending the conference will be highlighted in the conference program, and receive an APR Member ribbon and pop-up sign to display in your booth.

The Plastics Recycling Conference tradeshow has sold out for the last 13 years and is expected to sell out again in 2018. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the largest plastics recycling event in North America. 

Secure you sponsorship and/or booth space ASAP, to be included in the booth selection process that will start in the coming weeks.  PRC can invoice after January 1st if that is helpful in your budgeting process, but it’s important to get the contract filled out before booth selection starts.

Access the Event Dashboard here

Click here to fill out the Sign Up Form
--- Please remember to click the button “APR Member” or “Contacted by an APR Member.” ---

Thank you for your support!

Questions about sponsorship?  Contact Kara Pochiro


Upcoming Meetings

February 19-22, 2018

Gaylord Opryland 

2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

* This APR meeting will be co-located with the Plastics Recycling Conference (PRC).  

* Click here to reserve your hotel room under PRC's special rate of $209/night + fees and taxes.

* PRC sponsorship opportunities will be availbable soon.  Click here for additional information.


June 5-7, 2018

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

1601 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX, 77380

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