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How plastic packaging stewardship is playing out in Canada

Published: July 19, 2016
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plastic bottles / Nagy-Bagoly_Arpad, ShutterstockIn its first full year of operation, British Columbia’s printed paper and packaging recycling program notched a 77 percent recovery rate, beating the target set by the government.

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PET recycling shows modest gains in 2012

Published: October 9, 2013
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The overall recycling rate for PET containers rose incrementally in 2012 while domestic demand for recycled PET (rPET) continued to trump supply. Those are the takeaways from the “Report on Postconsumer Recycling Activity in 2012,” released today by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).

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