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Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics
U.S. PET Recycling Rate Climbs Again
8:42 AM MDT | October 29, 2010 | LINDSEY BEWLEY
U.S. consumers recycled 28% of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers in 2009, increasing for the sixth consecutive year according to the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR; Sonoma, CA). The companyâ€™s recently released annual reportâ€”issued in conjunction with the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (Washington)â€”found that recycled PET for use in new products increased 2.4% in 2009, to 937 million lbs. The amount of recycled PET used in food and beverage bottles posted the most significant increase, rising 44% to 203...
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