Investing in rPET Infrastructure to Meet 2025 Goals
PET is the largest rigid packaging plastic by volume in the United States. It is also the most recycled plastic in the US. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides 2019 recycle rate of ~28% for PET that follows aluminum packaging (all formats) at 35% and glass packaging at 31%. The strong commitment to increased recycled PET (rPET) content in packaging will increase demand and create supply shortages.
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