What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Environmental Leader

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference.

From Environmental Leader
Feb. 2, 2016
By Jennifer Lyons Hardcastle

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 high of more than 1.28 billion pounds for the year. The report also indicated that the reported volume of recycled rigid plastics, which is tracked separately from bottles or film, is now four times greater than the volume reported in just 2007. Read more.