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What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »

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Crushing Containers Makes Them Harder to Recycle

Educating consumers not to crush their recyclables can improve the rate at which these items are recovered by today’s single-steam material recovery facilities (MRFs). This is one of the key takeaways from a report prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) in conjunction with Reclay StewardEdge and Moore Recylcing Associates. The MRF … Read more »

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11%

The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging in the US grew 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion pounds, according to a report released today at the 2015 Plastics Recycling Conference. This marks the highest annual collection of plastic film — a category … Read more »

Plastic Recycling Across Canada Increases

For the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) reports. The 2012 Post Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada Report said an additional 10 percent of plastic packaging was recycled in 2012 compared to 2011 … Read more »