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APR Meeting Information:


 Attend APR's Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh!

October 17-19, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA 

This will be a joint event between APR's Fall Meeting and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition's Fall Conference, SPC Advance. APR and SPC conference attendees do not need to register for each event separately. APR and SPC members, please us the links below to register.

PLEASE NOTE: **We will start this meeting with the APR General Session at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 17.**
Please make your plans accordingly since this is an earlier start time than usual. 

REGISTRATION: Click here to register for APR members 

             HOTEL:  Click here for hotel reservations at Omni with special group rate.
There will be a group rate of $195/night + , taxes/fees at the hotel. **Please book by September 26 for group rate.**
Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, phone: 412-281-7100

* Please check back here often as we will be adding more details in the coming weeks. If you would like to attend as a guest or have questions about this meeting, please contact Meredith

Advance register here

Special Thanks to our October Joint Meeting Sponsors:

                    Printpack                   ACC Logo color                   KEURIG

             Jindal Films                ProctorandGamble                 BillerudKorsnas             wastemanagementlogo

                                                 Pepsi logo           UPM logo      Dow


Tentative Meeting Agenda:

** Please check back often for updates. ** All APR meetings will take place on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn Hotel. 

Tuesday, October 17th

7:00                 APR Registration, 17th Floor Foyer

7:30 - 8:30      Joint APR and SPC Breakfast, Urban Room

8:30 - 11:30    APR General Session Meeting, Grand Ballroom

  • Welcome & Director's Report - Steve Alexander
  • Staff Updates - John Standish, Liz Bedard, Sandi Childs
  • PET Price Parity Discussion - Ellen Martin, The Closed Loop Fund; Dale Gubbels, Firstar Fibers
  • Meeting Overview - Kara Pochiro
  • APR Board of Directors Election - Martha Marrapese, Wiley Rein LLP

12:00 - 1:00   Joint Lunch, Urban Room

12:30 - 3:00    PET Technical Committee, Monongahela Room

12:30 - 2:00   Communications Committee, Allegheny

3:00 - 3:30     Joint Break, Urban Room

3:30 - 4:15     PET Reclaimers, Monongahela Room

3:30 - 5:30    Olefins / Rigids Committee, Allegheny

5:00 - 6:00     Polystyrene Recycling, Monongahela Room

5:30 - 7:15     Joint APR and SPC Welcome Reception, Urban Room

Wednesday, October 18th

7:00                 APR Registration, 17th Floor Foyer

7:30 - 8:30       Joint APR and SPC Breakfast, Urban Room

8:30 - 10:30    APR and SPC Plenary Session, Grand Ballroom 

  • Opening Remarks & Industry Announcement - Steve Alexander, Nina Goodrich 
  • Keynote: The Power of Positive Parnterships, Dr. Mehmood Kahn, PepsiCo.
  • Recyclability Goals: the Why, the How, the What - A Panel Conversation with Ashley Hall, Walmart; Walter Peterson, Nestle USA; Rebecca Zimmer, Starbucks; Steve Alexander, APR; Nina Goodrich, SPC

10:30-11:00    Joint Networking Break, Urban Room 

11:00 - 12:15  Joint SPC - APR Recovery + Plastics Session, Grand Ballroom

  • Kelly Cramer, SPC; John Standish, APR; Dan Muenzer, Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute; Sarah Dearman, Coca-Cola

12:15 - 1:45   Joint Lunch, Urban Room 

1:15 - 3:30     Olefin Technical Committee, Monongahela Room

3:20 - 3:50     Joint Break, Urban Room

4:00 - 6:00     Film Committee, Allegheny Room 

4:15 - 5:15     MRF Executive Committee (MRF Operators), Monongahela Room

5:15 - 6:00     Full MRF Committee, Monongahela Room 

5:30 - 7:15     Joint APR and SPC Reception, Urban Room 

Thursday, October 19th

7:30 - 8:30    APR Hot Breakfast, Urban Room

8:30 - 11:30  APR Closing Session, Grand Ballroom 

  • Welcome & Meeting Review - Steve Alexander
  • Announcement of Board of Directors Election - Steve Alexander
  • China's Green Sword Update
  • The Recycling Partnership: Delivering Measurable Results for APR Members - Jeff Meyers, Dylan de Thomas
  • Recycling Economic Impact in the Carolinas & Your Bottle Means Jobs Update - Chantal Fryer, South Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Sorting Potential Protocol Updates - Curt Cozart, Common Sense Solutions

Showcase Your Company's Commitment to Sustainable Packaging! 

This is a unique opportunity for your company to become a sponsor for our October meeting which will give you exposure to both APR and SPC members! As a sponsor your company will be able to showcase your commitment to a more sustainable future for packaging. Click here to learn more about sponsorships! Contact Barbara Fowler at [email protected] to become a sponsor.








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.

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