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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

APR in the News

International embrace

American recycling professionals might be surprised to learn that container deposit laws are experiencing explosive growth around the world.

While most U.S. programs are suffering from acute neglect – resulting in closures of more than 1,300 redemption centers in California, for instance, and backsliding redemption rates in other states – outside the U.S., the numbers tell a different story. In January 2017, nearly 300 million people worldwide had access to deposit laws. Since then, 15 new programs have been announced in quick succession, with the largest in India, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Romania.

Read the full article from Plastics Recycling Update.