Two industry organizations have developed a directory of manufacturers that consume recycled plastic in one region of the U.S.
The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) released a report covering consumers of plastics, paper, glass and metals sorted and sold by materials recovery facilities. The report looks at 53 reclaimers, compounders and manufacturers that take in scrap plastics and process them into flakes, pellets or final products.
The compiled data is part of an effort to boost markets for recovered materials. It covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The directory notes there are 142 businesses processing or using post-consumer materials in the 11-state region. In addition to the 53 taking in plastic, 68 consume paper, 15 consume glass and 6 consume aluminum.
A version of this story appeared in Resource Recycling on October 15.
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