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Calling all Michigan businesses and MSU students who care about sustainable packaging! The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) firmly believes that companies want to design packaging that is recyclable and sustainable. That's why the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability has become the most comprehensive resource in the marketplace today for the plastics recycling industry. In this three-part training customized for Michigan businesses and MSU students, our experts will show you how to design better packaging and help you understand how plastics recycling works from start to finish.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is an international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. APR promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality."

Agenda

9

00AM

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10

30AM

Session 1

• Who is APR?
• Is plastics recycling really happening?
• What does it actually mean to be recyclable?
• With so many voices in the sustainability world, who am I supposed to listen to?
• How does plastics recycling even happen?
o Process fundamentals from collection to sortation to recycling to remanufacturing
o Live demos of the principles and a video tour of a sortation facility

11

00AM

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12

30PM

Session 2

• We take a closer look at plastics packaging
• Why is design for recyclability so important?
• The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability and how to use it

1

30PM

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3

00PM

Session 3

• We explore some case studies and review package requirements, existing structure, what might be better for different packaging types, and more.
• Do companies really care?
o Real world examples of brand developments
o Prominent sustainability commitments
o Markets and pricing

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    This registration will grant you access to all three training sessions, taking place on November 4th.

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    $150.-

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