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January 8, 2020 - Business Wire

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North America Recycled Plastics Market Expected to Generate a Value of US $21.6 Billion by 2024

The "North America Recycled Plastics Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to's offering.

The publisher expects the market to reach a value of US$ 21.6 Billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of more than 5% during 2019-2024.

The North America recycled plastics market reached a value of US$ 15.9 Billion in 2018. Plastic is a non-biodegradable, synthetic material which is most commonly sourced from petrochemicals. Plastic recycling is the process of recovering different types of plastic from waste products in order to reuse them for making useful products. Prior to recycling, the waste and scrap go through a series of five different stages, which include sorting, washing, shredding, identification and classification of plastic, and extruding.

North America recycled plastics market is currently being driven by several factors. The demand for recycled plastics has witnessed a surge on account of various initiatives undertaken by governments and organizations in different countries of the region. For instance, the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) along with the Recycling Partnership, has taken numerous steps to instruct vendors on using post-consumer resin (PCR). Apart from this, plastic recycling offers benefits to the manufacturers as it helps in reducing the costs of raw materials, which are higher for producing virgin plastic.

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