APR’s ‘Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Review’ Program
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), a trade association for the plastics recycling industry, launched its Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) Review Program to recognize companies that develop packaging that meets the “APR Preferred” status based on their definition of recyclability. Through the program, the APR gives an independent assessment of packaging materials, components, and finished packages to determine if the product meets the preferred criteria.
According to the APR, packaging designed to have negligible or no impact on the quality of recycled plastics, as well as negligible or no impact on the productivity of the recycling process, enable a circular economy. The organization gives design principles in its APR Design® Guide to help ensure that companies will have access to quality post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin.
More can be found about the program at www.plasticsrecycling.org/.