Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
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On-line tool aims to increase recycling through common language


September 17, 2014 12:32 pm ET

A new online tool is out to get everybody speaking the same language when it comes to plastics recycling.

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Rise of PP recycling leads to first bale specifications


September 17, 2014 10:22 am ET

PET has its bale specifications for recycling. And so does high density polyethylene. But now comes polypropylene's time.

Group honors five for meeting voluntarily recycling guidelines


June 10, 2014 12:49 pm ET

A total of five companies are being recognized for designing products that meet or exceed guidelines established by the 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.

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