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APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability

Extensive guidelines on recyclability of different packaging features such as material, closures, labels, inks, coatings, etc.

Publisher: Association of Plastic Recyclers

Cost: Free

Published: June 2018

Pages: 10


Organisations involved
The APR Design Guide was published by the Association of Plastic Recyclers, a trade association representing plastic recycling companies in North America.

How does it work?

The APR Design® Guide is split up by design features, and then rated with four categories: APR design guide preferred, detrimental to recycling, renders package non-recyclable per APR definition, and requires testing. 

The guide also lists the problems encountered by plastic recyclers and addresses them via design changes. 

An interactive online website with the option to download the guide in full and also to download the sections of the guide separately. 
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