2020 Webinar Schedule Coming Soon!
The 2020 APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar Education Series will addres one question from several angles: "What can you do to boost plastics recycling efforts?" Stay tuned for webinar dates for the following topics:
- Contact Your Local and Federal Government! An Overview of Legislative Efforts to Boost Plastics Recycling
- Get Certified! An Overview of APR’s PCR Certification Program
- Help APR Spread the Word that Plastics Recycling Works! An Overview of the Resources APR has Developed to Promote Plastics Recycling
- Buy Recycled! A Deep Dive into Products Made with Recycled Plastics
- Become an APR Recycling Demand Champion! An Update on the Continuous Growth and Impact this Campaign has Seen Over the Last 3 Years
What You Need to Know about the New AASHTO Specification 294R - Recycled Content in Drainage Pipes
AASHTO has adopted a new specification that allows plastic pipe products to contain post-consumer recycled content and meet rigorous 100 year life span requirements. This webinar will provide you the background and insights you need to be sure you are using the latest drainage pipes while benefiting your state’s recycling programs.
The 2019 APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar Education Series
This series of six webinars hosted by Walmart, and presented by The Association of Plastic Recyclers, discussed design for plastics recyclability and communicated the common messages within the Walmart Recyclability Playbook and the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability.
Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook and Walmart’s Recycling Playbook provide an overview of sustainable packaging best practices, and a deep dive resource specifically for suppliers interested in improving and innovating packaging while supporting recycling. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is published to help package design engineers at consumer brand companies and converters create packaging that is fully compatible with plastics recycling systems in North America.
Overview of Plastics Packaging
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide a general overview of plastics packaging including resin types and benefits, resin identification codes, APR's definition of recyclable, recycled content, and available resources.
Why Is / Isn't My Plastic Packaging Recyclable?
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide an overview of the sortation process with specific examples of packaging types that do not typically make it through the process. It was also address how to design for recyclability, leveraging the Walmart Recycling Playbook, the top 5 contaminants in the recycling stream, and using the How2Recycle label.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide an in depth overview of PET packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.
HDPE and PP Packaging
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide an in depth overview of HDPE and PP packaging, uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.
Flexible Packaging (Bags / Wraps / Films)
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide an in depth overview of flexible packaging (bags/wraps/films), uses, packaging components, and design features that may affect recyclability.
Using More PCR
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:30 EDT
This session will provide an in depth overview of how to incorporate postconsumer recycled content into your package, Walmart’s PCR goals and feasible % PCR by packaging format, as well as how to source and reduce costs of PCR.Less