Aptar Food + Beverage has received Critical Guidance Recognition from The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for its SimpliCycle™ recyclable valve technology.

APR Critical Guidance Recognition acknowledges technologies or packaging components that solve long-standing problems in sustainable package design. The recognition applies to both specific package design components and packages incorporating the component.

SimpliCycle passed the required APR Critical Guidance test protocol performed by an independent, third-party testing laboratory.

Aptar’s SimpliCycle valve is made from a low-density material that allows the valve to float, so it is easily separated from the polyethylene terephthalate stream and then ultimately recycled within the polypropylene/polyethylene olefin stream. The valve offers recyclability while still maintaining all of the same advantages of Aptar’s standard and Swimming® Silicone valves, including high repeatable performance and slit versatility to fit a wide variety of applications for food, beverage, and other product applications around the world.

Maximum flow control combined with clean dispensing ensures consumers get precise amounts of product when and where they want it—avoiding drips, leaks, or spills. SimpliCycle is an all-in-one solution.

By 2025, Aptar has committed to take action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging; take action to move from single-use toward reuse models where relevant; have 100 percent of its plastic packaging be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 for its dispensing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, and food and beverage markets; and find solutions to increase recycled content across all plastic packaging used. 

For more information, please visit aptar.com/simplicycle.