John Standish, Technical Director - Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR)
Dr. John Standish is Technical Director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the APR. The APR is the trade association that represents over 90% of the post-consumer plastic recycling capacity of North America. APR Technical Committees are responsible for developing the APR Guide™ for Plastics Recycling, as well as Critical Guidance Testing Documents used to assess compatibility of plastics with recycling.
Prior to his role with the APR, John has over 30 years’ experience working in both technology and commercial development roles for plastic and composite materials. John’s most experience includes the development of colorant, additive, and barrier technologies that are used globally in plastic packaging. John’s technical background is in polymer science and engineering.