Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
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APR looks for new ways to grow


April 2, 2014 1:20 pm ET

“The demands on [the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers] have never been greater,” says Executive Director Steve Alexander, adding that his group needs “to make sure we are engaged to represent the voice of the recyclers.

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Shrink-sleeve labels create a huge expense for PET recyclers


March 19, 2014 10:46 am ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Dealing with shrink-sleeve labels, new research shows, is an expensive proposition for plastic bottle recyclers.

Non-bottle recycling tops 1 billion pounds in the U.S.


March 11, 2014 1:03 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Non-bottle rigid plastics recycling continues on its meteoric rise, topping a billion pounds for the first time and tripling in only a matter of six years.

Recycling group disputes findings of study on impact of compostable plastics


February 28, 2014 2:28 pm ET

A U.S. trade group is refuting a report out of Europe that maintains that using up to 10 percent compostable plastic does not impact mechanical properties of recycled post-consumer plastics.

Rigid plastics recycling grows


February 28, 2014 12:17 pm ET

In the spring of 2009, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and other stakeholders, including the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division, resolved to jump-start recycling of these non-bottle rigid plastics with the formation of APR's Rigid Plastics Recycling Program. The outcome has been impressive.

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Recyclers still exploring solutions for shrink-sleeve label problems


February 10, 2014 5:58 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — There is no silver bullet when searching for a solution to the problems that shrink-sleeve labels cause for plastic recyclers.

US plastic bottle recycling up 6.2 percent in 2012


November 7, 2013 3:05 pm ET

Plastic bottle recycling increased by more than 6 percent last year even as the amount of resin used to make those bottles remained essentially steady compared to the previous year.

US PET recycling rate tops 30 percent


October 9, 2013 8:06 pm ET

New York’s bottle deposit law and an increase of collections in California helped drive up the U.S. gross recycling rates of PET bottles to 30.8 percent, according to a new report from the National Association for PET Container Resources.

US-based recycling trade groups create specifications for plastic bales


September 24, 2013 3:42 pm ET

Two trade groups are coming together to create uniform recycled plastic bale specifications in an effort to improve efficiency.

Design guidelines push recyclability


August 23, 2013 2:31 pm ET

A trade group representing plastics recyclers is out with new information to help people understand recyclability design guidelines for packaging and containers.

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