Minneapolis, MN August 3, 2021 – AWT Labels & Packaging, an industry leader in labels and flexible packaging printing and converting solutions with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has joined the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). APR is an international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, and their member companies are committed to the success of plastics recycling. The stated goals of APR are to increase supply of recycled materials; enhance the quality of recycling; expand the demand for recycled materials; and to communicate the value of recycling as it relates to the environment and cost effectiveness.
AWT prints and converts a significant amount of synthetic film materials for pressure-sensitive labels, as well as the printing of roll stock for flexible packaging products. Additionally, the company offers several recyclable solutions and was recently recognized for an industry award highlighting our commitment to sustainability. This new relationship will allow AWT to draw upon APR’s specific expertise and experience in the recycling of plastics and help AWT increase their recycled/recyclable offerings.
“We are committed to operating in an environmentally-safe manner and offering our customers innovative label and flexible packaging products made from recycled materials, or which can be recyclable themselves,” said Bruce Hanson, CEO of AWT. “We became a member of APR to stay current with the latest recycled material trends and technology while benefiting from the knowledge and expertise APR brings to their association partners. We are committed to creating sustainable solutions and will continue to find paths to help our customers achieve their goals.”
For over 40 years, AWT Labels & Packaging has been providing high-quality labels and flexible packaging solutions for a diverse set of markets including healthcare, food and beverage, personal care, household, and OEM/industrial. AWT retains long-standing relationships with some of the most recognized brands and companies in the world by providing superior quality, unrivalled customer service, state-of-the art color management, and cutting-edge technical design capabilities. With approximately 300 employees, AWT operates facilities in Minneapolis, MN (HQ); South Elgin, IL; and Long Island, NY.
AWT Labels & Packaging has won “Printing Excellence Best of Class” for Wine and Spirits awarded by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI).