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The Freedonia Group says demand for recovered resin by plastic pipe producers is likely to rise due to enhanced investment in public infrastructure projects. A new study from the consultancy estimates that the demand for large-diameter pipe used in wastewater projects will increase 6.2 percent annually through 2016. THG analysts say that HDPE pipe will capture market share from steel and concrete during this period (plastics holds about one-third of the market today).

Single-serve plastic water bottles are now banned in Concord, Massachusetts as of Jan. 2, 2013, reports The Associated Press. The law was adopted after activists waged a three-year long campaign against the containers and stores that flaunt the new law could face a $50 fine after the third offense.

During the 60 seconds it took for the Times Square Ball to drop on New Year's Eve, Americans wasted 300,000 beverage containers that collectively weigh more than three Times Square Balls put together, according to figures from the Container Recycling Institute.

An infographic from artist Allison Morris helps illustrate the volumes of different plastic waste streams generated annually and how they are handled, urging viewers to recycle their plastic products.

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