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Plastic Bottle Recycling Increases for 24th Year

Plastic bottle recycling grew 120 million pounds in 2013, edging up 4.3 percent, to top 2.9 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council. The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 0.4 percent to 30.9 percent for the … Read more »

Plastic Recyclers Offer Shrink Sleeve Label Solutions

In its ongoing effort to address the issues associated with shrink sleeve labels on PET bottles, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has released a report offering up a number of solutions to mitigate the contamination of the recycled PET stream with shrink wrap material. The report is the result … Read more »

Plastic Bottle Recycling, Recycled PET Price Increases

Plastic polyethylene terephthalate bottle recycling has increased 53 percent in 12 years. According to the National Association for PET Container Resources, in 2012, 31.8 percent of PET bottles in the US were recycled or 859,000 tons. This is up 6.6 percent from 2011’s 802,000 tons, and up by 53 percent … Read more »

Method Uses Ocean Debris to Make Soap Bottles

Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching a two-in-one hand and dish soap that comes in bottles made from plastic recovered from the ocean, blended with post-consumer recycled plastic. Scientists estimate that several million tons of plastic make their way into the oceans every year, polluting the environment and hurting … Read more »