Sustainability at APC Improving the future

We’re committed to being a positive member of the global community and a proactive leader in social, economic and environmental responsibility. We believe in giving back to our local communities, investing in ourselves and our incredible team, and ensuring we do our part to promote a healthy global environment. Our company’s longstanding success through more than 110 years is due in large part to this philosophy. It’s inspired our philanthropy, guided our technical upgrades and team development, and fueled innovations in materials and processes that led to an award-winning 70% reduction to our impact on the waste stream.


Further Reading

The following resources provide detailed information on our sustainability efforts.

Corporate Responsibility Overview


June Sustainable Times Newsletter

In July 2018, a joint press release was issued by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and Plastic Recycling Europe (PRE) stating that the following four criteria must be met to consider a plastic product recyclable: The product must be made with a plastic that is collected for recycling, has market value and/or is supported … Continue reading June Sustainable Times Newsletter »

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Supporting the Three Pillars of the New Plastics Circular Economy

How American Packaging Corporation’s offerings help create an effective after-use plastics economy, reduce the leakage of plastics into natural systems, and decouple plastics from fossil feedstocks. [2-minute read]

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Designing Flexible Packaging for Different Recycle Streams

This white paper outlines the challenges and opportunities for both the “design for recycle” and “design for compost” streams. [3-minute read]

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March Sustainable Times Newsletter

Issue no. 1, March 2019. Includes articles on the new plastics economy, designing flexible packaging for recyclability and the global challenge of sustainability. [15-minute read]

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APC Sustainability Playbook

We’re committed to leading the industry in sustainability. To that end, we’ve developed a detailed playbook that outlines our ongoing efforts in source reduction, designing for recycling and compost, expanded use of recycled content and renewably sourced feedstocks. [20-minute read]

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