Assn. of Plastic Recyclers to hold 'Industry Meets' educational sessions on recyclable package design during PACK EXPO in Chicago; each session will include an overview of the APR Design Guide, real-world case studies and detail how to identify suppliers

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October 13, 2022 (press release) –

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the Voice of Plastics Recycling®, will hold "Industry Meets" educational sessions on recyclable package design during PACK EXPOOctober 23-26 in Chicago, Illinois. Attend one of the 5 sessions to learn how to create packaging that is Circular by Design™.

"The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is the leading resource to design packaging that is compatible with recycling infrastructure, and is referenced by organizations across the globe," said Steve Alexander, APR President and CEO. "The APR Design® Guide provides the necessary tools required for companies to successfully meet circularity commitment deadlines."

Each session will include an overview of the APR Design® Guide, real-world case studies from brands and their suppliers, and detail how to identify suppliers with verified recyclable solutions. Labels and new label design guidance will be highlighted. Each 90-minute session will feature a panel discussion followed by Q&A and networking.

"The APR team has created a great program to support recyclable package design and promote sustainable solutions," said Curt Cozart, APR's COO, who will lead the sessions. "This venue provides a unique opportunity to provide key decision makers with an understanding of the requirements for circular package design, the APR Design® Guide, APR Recognition Programs, and companies offering circular products."

Attend one of APR's "Industry Meets" educational sessions in Room #W196A on Level 1 in the West Building:

  • Monday, October 24th at 10:30 am- 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 26th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, visit the APR Booth #N-5902 in the Partner Pavilion in the North Building.

Contact: Kara Pochiro,
APR Communications Director


The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is The Voice of Plastics Recycling®. As the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins, as well as consumer product companies, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories, organizations, and others committed to the success of plastics recycling. APR advocates the recycling of all plastics. Visit for more information.

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