Plastic bottle recycling tops 30 percent in 2012
from Packaging Digest
Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 161 million pounds in 2012, edging up 6.2 percent, to reach nearly 2.8 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council. The recycling rate for all plastic bottles rose 1.6 percent to 30.5 percent for the year.
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