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PET Collection Up 9% in 2006

2:46 PM MST | November 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Some 1.272 billion lbs of polyethylene terepthalate (PET) bottles were collected in the U.S. in 2006, a 9% increase over 2005 collection levels, say the National Association for PET Container Resources (Sonoma, CA) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (Washington). The volume of PET containers available for recycling in the U.S. grew to 5.424 billion lbs in 2006, a 7% increase over...

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