Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Van Dyk Recycling Solutions 
360 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
Norwalk, CT 06854

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Ali Briggs-Ungerer 
Association of Plastic Recyclers 

The APR Design Guide For Plastics Recyclability Training Conference 
In Conjunction with Van Dyk Recycling Solutions

October 22-23, 2019
Van Dyk Recycling Solutions
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Event Description

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) is the author of the APR DesignŽ Guide for Plastics Recyclability.  Van Dyk Recycling Solutions is one of North America's leading suppliers of turnkey sorting systems. Together they are conducting a two-day training conference on plastics design for recyclability at Van Dyk's new state-of-the-art Technology and Material Test Center in Noralk, Connecticut.   

COST: $1,000 USD
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2019


Who Should Attend?
  • Companies wanting to design packaging that is more recyclable but who are currently unable to do one-on-one training with APR.
  • Companies or individuals seeking to learn more about the way materials flow through the recycling system, from collection to sortation.
  • Companies or individuals who want to see sorting principles in real life at a working MRF.
  • Companies or individuals interested in seeing live demostrations of APR's test protocols
Agenda Highlights 
  • What the definition of recyclable, and why is design for recyclability so important?
  • How to approach design for recyclability efficiently and reputably
  • Connecting the dots between the curbside recycling process and the MRF
  • Processes and technologies for sorting recyclables
  • A deep dive into film & flexible packaging from collection to sortation
  • How you can use the APR DesignŽ Guide for Plastics Recyclability to create better packaging
  • Tour of a single-stream MRF
  • Live demonstrations of APR Test Protocols
Hotel Information
Doubletree by Hilton, Norwalk
789 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk CT 06854
APR has arranged for a discounted group rate of $119/night at the Doubletree by Hilton, Norwalk.  There are two ways you can reserve a room at the discounted rate:
  1. Online at www.norwalk.doubletree.com.  Click on "Add Special Rate Codes" and enter "APR" in the Group Code box.
  2. By Phone by calling 1-800-492-7148 and requesting the group "APR Design for Recyclability."
This will be available through October4th or until the room block sells out.