The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Plastics Packaging Recyclers Attribute Low Recycling Rates to Lacking Collections

About 81% of the most widely used consumer-facing packaging is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and/or polypropylene (PP), which collectively have a 21% recycling rate in the U.S. But recyclers have capacity to process up to 42% of these three resins with their existing infrastructure, according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). This was among takeaways from APR's most recent report on postconsumer plastic recycling, which looked at recovery and recycling rates in 2020.

Read the full article from Waste360.

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