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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**** 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 Registration

Regular Registration Rate Ends Friday October 14

Member Price$475.-

Non-Member Registration

Public Price$550.-


Wednesday, November 9

*All times listed are in Central Time

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

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

- How What the U.S. Plastics Pact is Doing Affects You: Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact

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

Americans want recycling to work. Telling them it's not working only serves to undermine recycling, for both industry and consumers. APR has curated a suite of resources to bolster positive messaging around plastics recycling. Designed with your company's communications team in mind, this training reviews key communications themes and messages across a variety of platforms and target audiences

- 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

- The Legislative Landscape: What You Need to Know

- Where Do We Go From Here?

- Technical Presentations

- Plastics Recycling Superstars Recognition



Austin Marriott Downtown
East Cesar Chavez Street 304
Austin, Texas

Book your room at the reduced group rate of $279 per night here:

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For additional event or venue information, please email ali@plasticsrecycling.orgYou can also reach us at +1 5034880772

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