The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Report examines thermoform recovery options

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform packaging, which includes cups, clamshells, trays, bowls and deli, bakery and takeout containers, is growing in popularity. A new study by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), Falls Church, Virginia, and its project partners, "PET Thermoform Cost and Material Flow Analysis," presents relative costs and trade-offs for the potential paths to increase postconsumer recovery of this packaging form.

The summary of findings prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), Ann Arbor, Michigan, which conducted the study for the partners, includes estimated material volumes in the marketplace and current recovery pathways.

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