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Recycling for PET packaging reaches 31 percent in 2013

from Plastics Today

The recycling rate for PET packaging was 31.2 percent in 2013, which is up slightly from 2012's 30.8 percent, according to a report from The National Association for PET Container Resources and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers. Communities in the U.S. collected more PET bottles than ever before in 2013, with a total of 1,798 million pounds. Total PET used in the production of U.S. bottles in 2013 was also higher at 5,764 million pounds, despite sales declines in some beverage market sectors. These bottles included a record 475 million pounds of recycled PET content. more

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