October 13, 2016 - APR and NAPCOR Press Release
PET Recyclers Stay Strong in Challenging Market
Domestic Collection is Primary Supply of RPET Feedstock for Robust End Markets
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2015. The report cites a 2015 United States recycling rate of 30.1% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles. The 2015 rate is down slightly from the 31.0% reported last year, reflecting a slight year-over-year decrease in U.S. PET bottle collection volumes, and an increase in the total volume of PET bottles available for recycling in the U.S.
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