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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Ali Briggs-Ungerer

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**** Please note the different pattern for this meeting! We are meeting Wednesday - Friday, instead of our usual Tuesday - Thursday schedule. ****

What Happens at an APR Member Meeting?

  • General Sessions occur at the beginning and end of the meetings. APR's President offers a "State of the APR" address and other presentations address topics of broad industry appeal.
  • Committee Meetings mostly happen on the middle day. All attendees may participate in any committee meetings they choose, with occasional exceptions that are marked on the schedule.
  • Workshops & Special Events occur throughout the meeting and are open to all attendees.
  • 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.

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Member Price$550

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Public Price$550


Wednesday, November 9

*All times listed are in Central Time

9:00 - 11:30 APR Board Meeting (board members only)

10:00 - Noon Balcones Resources MRF Tour

Balcones Resources is one of the contracted recyclables processors for the city of Austin, and the company's 100,000-square-foot facility plays a central role in allowing the city to continue to evolve its materials recovery initiatives. Come get a firsthand look at the range of technologies and separation strategies in use at the MRF and learn more about Balcones' approach to growth and relationship-building in the greater Texas region. The MRF is a high-traffic environment with high-powered equipment, and the safety of all employees and guests is our top priority. All tour guests will be required to follow the safety instructions and always stay with their guide. Attendees must wear closed-toe shoes; all other PPE will be provided on-site. Part of the standard tour route involves climbing stairs. Let us know if you have mobility limitations so that we can provide an accessible tour. 

- Tour is full, contact Ali to be added to the waitlist.

1:00 - 3:30  Opening General Session

- The State of Plastics Recycling: Steve Alexander, APR

- Your APR at Work: 2022 Milestones & 2023 Goals

- Getting People to Recycle Correctly at Home: Josephine Valencia, City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management

- Expert Analysis of PET Pricing & Trends: Emily Friedman, ICIS

- The Rising Tide of the U.S. Plastics Pact: Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact

4:00 - 5:00  Workshop: APR Communications Training

APR is leading the way in driving proactive, positive messages about the plastic recycling industry and in responding to criticisms lobbed against it. This training, designed with your company's communications team in mind, covers how effective communications can serve to protect and promote the plastic recycling industry, and to help to achieve key policy outcomes.

- Kara Pochiro, APR

- Caitlin Sickles, Bracewell

5:00 - 7:00   Networking Reception

Light hors d'ouevres and drink tickets provided.

Thursday, November 10

8:00 - 9:00   Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30  Communications & Public Affairs Committee

9:00 - 11:30  PET Technical Committee 

11:15 - Noon  Special Event: Get To Know APR's Programs

Noon - 1:00   Lunch

1:00 - 3:00   Market Development Committee

1:00 - 3:00   Olefins Technical Committee

3:30 - 5:00   Film Committee

5:00 - 7:00   Networking Reception

Light hors d'ouevres and drink tickets provided.

Friday, November 11

8:00 - 9:00   Breakfast

9:00 - 11:30 Closing General Session

- A Conversation on the Legislative Landscape: What You Need to Know

   - Kate Bailey, EcoCycle

   - Kage Eagles, APR

   - Resa Dimino, Signalfire Group

   - Anna Karakitsos, Bracewell

   - Bruce Magnani, Houston Magnani & Associates

- Where Do We Go From Here? Steve Alexander, APR

- Plastics Recycling Superstars Recognition



Austin Marriott Downtown
304 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX

The discounted room block has sold out. You may still be able to find full-priced rooms at the Austin Marriott Downtown, and there are several hotel options nearby.

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