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Two California companies leave plastics recycling trade group

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CarbonLite and Verdeco implied there was friction between the companies and the trade group around recent California legislation. | Looka/Shutterstock

PET-focused CarbonLite Industries and Verdeco Recycling recently exited the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), saying the group has “not embraced fundamental changes in our industry.”

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Pepsi: Getting enough RPET requires better infrastructure

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Pepsico has a 25% recycled content goal for the company’s plastic packaging. | LuqmanLutfi Photography/Shutterstock

It’s clear the current recycling system can’t deliver sufficient resin for brand owners to hit their increasingly ambitious recycled-content goals. A PepsiCo executive recently discussed that supply gap.

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Here’s who recently received FDA recycling letters

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A number of companies received approval to use their recycling technology to produce recycled plastic for use in food and drink packaging.| Somsak21/Shutterstock

A company was given the go-ahead to recycle post-consumer PET into multi-layer reheatable food trays. Meanwhile, a global packaging company was OK’d to recycle LDPE films into reusable bags.

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IHS: Recycled PET demand will outpace supply

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PET bottles for recycling.

A market analyst projects that PET collection rates in the U.S. would need to double to provide enough supply for consumer goods companies to meet their goals. | Myibean/Shutterstock

Market analysts say PET collection rates are insufficient to reach the amount of material brand owners will need to hit their recycled-content objectives.

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