U.S. recyclers recovered over 5 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic in 2022

Recyclers recovered just over five billion pounds of post-consumer plastic for recycling in the United States (U.S.) in 2022 with the vast majority staying in North America to be processed and remanufactured into new products, according to new data released today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), ISRI, and the U.S. Plastics Pact. Prepared …

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Average recycled content in EU beverage bottles reaches 24 percent

2022 was an unprecedented year for the PET and rPET value chains, as shown in the latest PET Market in Europe: State of Play report by Plastics Recyclers Europe, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), Petcore Europe, and ICIS Consulting. Despite extreme uncertainty, figures show advancement in the market. However, the disparities …

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APR report studies pyrolysis as a complement to mechanical recycling for FFP plastic

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has released a report that models the potential of pyrolysis technologies – as a complement to mechanical recycling – to recycle FFP back into plastic resins to be remanufactured into new plastic products. Prepared by Eunomia Research & Consulting, How to Scale the Recycling of Flexible Film Packaging: Modeling …

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APR completes sorting potential test methods to improve design for recyclability guide

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has completed a multi-material 2d3d sorting potential test method, “Evaluation of the 2D/3D Sorting Potential of a Whole Article,” developed through supporting funding from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). This completes the series of sorting potential test methods, which also includes test methods that assess how package …

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