Data shows slight bump in bottle recycling

Verespej, Mike
February 2007
Plastics News;2/19/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 51, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that the actual number of high density polyethylene pounds recycled increased by less than 18 million pounds to 921.9 million pounds during 2004-2005. The data was released by the Association of Post Consumer Plastic Recyclers and the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council in Arlington, Virginia. Combined with PET recycling data released in November 2006, that pushed the pounds of bottles recycled to 2.1 billion, the first time that threshold has been crossed.


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