October 10, 2012 – APR
PET Container Rate Holds Steady at Just Over 29% for 2011
NAPCOR and APR Report Highest PET Collection Volume to Date
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA, October 10, 2012 – The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the “2011 Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity.” The report cites a 2011 U.S. recycling rate of 29.3% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers. The total volume of postconsumer PET bottles collected was the highest measured to date at 1,604 million pounds; the total amount of RPET produced by U.S. reclaimers was also at an all-time high of 667 million pounds.