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Thermoform recycling realities

PET thermoform packaging has exploded in the marketplace over the past decade, increasingly used for food, as well as electronics, cosmetics and more. However, as the two stories below make clear, recovery of this material has remained a struggle.

As legislators, consumers and others continue to amplify concerns about plastic's sustainability, pressure is mounting to bring more thermoforms into the recycling stream – and to do so soon. The key to success in this area will be coordination among those processing material and those determining how material is collected and regulated. Of course, demand pull from packaging manufacturers will also be critical.

Read the full article from Plastics Recycling Update.

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