U.S. plastic recycling rate is highest ever, report says

10/22/2013 | GreenerPackage.com

The U.S. recycling rate of polyethylene terephthalate plastic containers last year was 30.8%, representing the highest volume of bottles ever collected, according to this article. "The increase in the PET recycling rate is clear evidence of continued strong, domestic end-market demand for recycled PET, and we believe there's considerable scope for U.S. industry to readily absorb more recycled PET material if available," said Tom Busard, chief procurement officer at Plastipak Packaging.

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