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Five years ago this week in Plastics News:

About 11 percent of U.S. plastic bottles and containers were recycled in 1991, according to estimates by the Partnership for Plastics Progress. The organization had set a 25 percent recycling rate goal for 1995.

Growing demand for encapsulated auto windows spurred Donnelly Corp. and Excel Industries, two of the significant suppliers in the market, to add injection molding capacity.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cost thousands of dollars annually per machine operator, according to a University of Michigan study. The report indicated the costs could be reduced by more than half if a firm improved working conditions.