Bottle-recycling rate last year climbs on low virgin-resin sales

10/28/2009 | PlasticsNews.com

Although the weight of recycled high-density polyethylene and PET bottles in 2008 was lower than the previous year, the recycling rate continued to increase because of declining bottle-resin sales. The rate is computed by dividing the weight of recycled bottles by the weight of bottle resin sold.

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