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Plastic bottle recycling falls behind production growth

Although the new Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report shows that more plastic bottles were recycled in 2018, an overall increase in production has pushed down the recycling rate. The report by the American Chemistry Council and Association of Plastic Recyclers showed that bottle recycling among consumers in the US increased from 2.8 billion pounds in 2017 to 2.9 billion pounds in 2019.

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