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Is there a fruitful path to recycling PET thermoforms?

PET thermoformed packages like clamshells for berries and deli sandwiches are all over grocery stores. But only 9 percent of them ever make their way to recycling bins.

It's a problem vexing those trying to create a more circular supply chain for the popular packaging material.

"My biggest obstacle since we started a couple years ago has been collection," said Octavio Victal, CEO of PET thermoform recycling company Green Impact Plastics SA de CV, which has factories in Vernon, Calif., and Juarez, Mexico.

Those challenges, however, are getting a lot more attention, both from fresh produce companies trying to green up their packaging and from state lawmakers 

Read the full article from Plastics News.
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