The Association of Plastic Recyclers

The Association of Plastic Recyclers is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America. Its membership includes independent recycling companies of all sizes, processing numerous resins. APR strongly advocates the recycling of all post-consumer plastic packaging.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to also attend the Plastics Recycling Conference you must register separately for this. The APR member meeting and the Plastics Recycling Conference are two different events and this APR meeting immediately follows the Plastics Recycling Conference..

What Happens at an APR Member Meeting?

General Sessions occur at the end of this meeting. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal.

Committee Meetings take place on the first day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they choose, with occasional exceptions that are marked on the schedule.

Receptions are a prime opportunity to network with other APR member companies. An attendee list is provided in advance of the meeting for your benefit.

Hotel Details

The APR meeting will take place at the Gaylord National Harbor. OUR DISCOUNTED ROOM BLOCK HERE HAS SOLD OUT. We secured rooms at two overflow hotels but these are now also sold out. At this time we are encouraging people to seek their own lodging via, Google, etc.


Wednesday, March 8

*All times listed are in Eastern Time

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PET Technical Committee Meeting

12:30 - 2:00  Communications & Public Affairs Committee Meeting

2:30 - 4:00  Market Development Committee Meeting

2:30 - 4:00  Olefins Technical Committee Meeting

4:15 - 5:15  Film Committee Meeting

5:15 - 7:00 APR Networking Reception

Thursday, March 9

*All times listed are in Eastern Time

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 11:30  Closing General Session

- Key Issues in Plastics Recycling: Steve Alexander, President & CEO, APR

- A Critical Look at the State Policy Landscape: Kate Bailey, Chief Policy Offer, APR

- Policy on the Federal Level: Anna Karakitsos, Principal, Bracewell LLP

- APR Board Elections

- Moving Towards Zero Plastic Waste in Canada: Elena Mantagaris, Managing Principal, Sphere of Influence

- Plastics Recycling Superstars Recognition

Last Minute Member Registration

Member Price$400

Non-Member Registration

Public Price$400



201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland

Standing on the banks of the Potomac River, Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to an upscale experience in a premier location only minutes from local attractions.

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