Disagreements about recycling standards at The Packaging Conference put speakers at odds


Atlanta—The Tuesday afternoon session at The Packaging Conference (Feb. 4-6; Atlanta, GA) focused on plastic recycling challenges and potential solutions. However, tensions emerged when Tom Busard, chairman of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) took issue with two of the presentations prior to his.

In her speech, Holli Whitt, market development manager of sustainability for Eastman Chemical, discussed the full-wrap label consortium that the company organized to develop solutions surrounding PET bottles and full-wrap labels in the recycle stream.

The group includes representatives from consumer goods manufacturers, resin producers, film extruders, print converters and label producers, equipment manufacturers, bottlers and packagers, plastics recyclers and independent testing firms.

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