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Association of Plastic Recyclers
Recycled Content is a podcast from the Association of Plastic Recyclers.
Aug 12, 2021
The Reality of Recycling with Kate Davenport of Eureka Recycling
Our host Steve Alexander is joined this week by Kate Davenport, Co-President of Eureka Recycling, to discuss Eureka's work and mission of demonstrating that waste is completely preventable, not inevitable, challenges that materials recovery facilities are facing, and the future of recycling.
Jun 3, 2021
The Recycling Paradigm Shift with Kate Bailey of Eco-Cycle
Our host Steve Alexander is joined this week by Kate Bailey, Policy and Research Director of Eco-Cycle, to discuss her work advocating for a zero waste future, her insights on the packaging crisis, and the challenges she sees for the future of recycling and potential paths forward.
Mar 17, 2021
Post-Consumer Resin (PCR): The Key to a Circular Recycling Economy
Our hosts Steve and Kara are back to discuss the value and benefits of post-consumer resin (PCR), APR’s PCR Certification Program, and the importance of distinguishing between "post-consumer" materials and "post-industrial" materials for labeling purposes.
Feb 22, 2021
The 2021 Plastics Recycling Conference: A Can't-Miss Virtual Event
Steve is joined today by Dan Leif and Tonya Oyala, Resource Recycling's Managing Editor and Sponsor/Exhibitor Manager, respectively. Dan, Tonya, and Steve discuss the upcoming Plastics Recycling Conference, now in its 16th year, which is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. Tune in for more information about the virtual event and why you can't miss it! Learn more at www.plasticsrecycling.com.
Jan 29, 2021
Plastic Recycling Policy in a New Administration, featuring APR's DC Advocates Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop
We're back and jumping into the deep end to kick off a new year of podcasting! Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop, members of APR's DC advocacy team at Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group, join your host Steve Alexander to discuss how the 117th Congress' roster will impact recycling policy and how APR can continue to advocate for meaningful, bipartisan support for recycling in 2021 and beyond.
Dec 18, 2020
A Year in Review: 2020 and Plastic Recycling
2020 has certainly been a challenging year for the plastic recycling industry, but we at APR are proud of our industry's accomplishments this year in the face of the pandemic. Tune in to this Year in Review episode for a dive into all the unique challenges we've tackled this year and what we are looking toward in 2021.
Dec 11, 2020
Paving the Path to a Circular Economy with U.S. Plastics Pact Executive Director Emily Tipaldo
Joining the Recycled Content podcast this week is Emily Tipaldo, Executive Director of the U.S. Plastics Pact. Emily and Steve discuss the Pact's goals for the future of plastic recycling and the circular economy, her experience in the world of plastics, and bringing transparency and accountability into this vital space.
Dec 4, 2020
Increasing Demand for Recycled Plastic with APR's Ali Briggs-Ungerer
Today's episode features an excellent interview on the generation of demand for recycled plastic with APR's Director of Market Development, Ali Briggs-Ungerer. This discussion serves as a great primer on the world of plastic recycling and how the circular economy is driven, while also covering APR's Demand Champions campaign and how companies can participate and drive demand for recycled plastic.
Nov 16, 2020
The 2020 Elections and Plastic Recycling, with APR's DC Advocates Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop
We're back with an excellent interview diving into what the current results of the 2020 election mean for the near future of plastic recycling. Liam Donovan and Anna Burhop, members of APR's DC lobbying team at the Bracewell's Policy Resolution Group, join to discuss the ins and outs of the 2020 election, insights on the Georgia runoffs, and what the results mean for policies and regulations that impact the plastic recycling industry.
Aug 20, 2020
Plastic Circularity with Plastics News Editor Don Loepp
APR President Steve Alexander is joined this week by Don Loepp, Editor of Plastics News and Editorial Director with the Crain Polymer Group. Steve and Don talk potential federal activity on plastic recycling, compare US and European standards, and explore communications around sustainable practice.
Jul 24, 2020
Recycling and Sustainability with Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner at NYC Department of Sanitation
Bridget Anderson, the Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability at NYC Department of Sanitation, joins our host Steve Alexander for a great conversation about her work at the largest municipal waste management agency in the nation.
May 7, 2020
Sustainability in Packaging, Featuring John Caturano of Nestlé Waters
John Caturano, Senior Sustainability Manager of Packaging and Programs at Nestlé Waters, NA, joins host Steve Alexander for a wide-ranging conversation that covers how Nestlé is coping with coronavirus and the company's commitments to sustainability.
Apr 30, 2020
The True Value of PCR with Greg Janson, CEO of QRS Inc.
Steve chats with Greg Janson, CEO of QRS Inc., a post-consumer plastic processor, to discuss how QRS is functioning in the time of coronavirus, how post-consumer processing works and the American demand for this work, and what it takes to enhance the value of post-consumer resin (PCR).
Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 and the Recycling Industry, featuring Brent Bell of Waste Management Recycle America
We're joined this week by special guest Brent Bell, the President of Waste Management Recycle America, to talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on the recycling industry. Steve and Brent discuss how the industry is modifying practices to keep employees and the public safe and healthy, communicating effectively with your workforce during these uncertain times, the status of the recycled material supply chain, and much more.
Feb 28, 2020
"Circularity Can Solve Recycling" - A Conversation with Keefe Harrison of The Recycling Partnership
Steve sits down with Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, to discuss the Partnership and its work across the country, the state of American recycling today, and what the future holds for the circular economy.
Feb 14, 2020
Recycling Legislation with Sarah Peery, Legislative Assistant to Senator Rob Portman
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)'s President Steve Alexander and VP of Communications & Public Affairs Kara Pochiro talk with Sarah Peery, the Legislative Assistant to Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), about the RECYCLE Act, her work in Congress to amplify the voices of Ohioans, and more. Find out more about Senator Portman's work on Twitter at @SenRobPortman or on his website, portman.senate.gov. Have any questions you want us to address on future episodes? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at us at @APRrecycles.