The Association of Plastic Recyclers describes the relationship between plastics recovery and sustainability, and recycled-plastic products on two continents are highlighted.
Germany increased its average recycled content in PET bottles last year, despite challenges in pricing compared with virgin plastic, according to an industry group.
The United States recycled more plastic in its municipal solid waste stream in 2014, continuing a long-standing trend. But the increase was relatively modest.
PepsiCo says it will work to eliminate packaging materials that inhibit sorting or contaminate downstream recycling streams. The global food and beverage company also said it will redesign the film in its snack packaging to enable its recovery.
The U.S. recycling rate for HDPE bottles dropped slightly in 2015, while the rate for PP bottles increased noticeably. Continue Reading