WASHINGTON (Feb. 6, 10 a.m. ET) — Plastic film and bag recycling in the United States is on the increase, jumping 14 percent in 2010 to 971.8 million pounds, according to a new report. The annual increase is the first of more than 3 percent since 2006. "We are excited about the dramatic jump," said Keith Christman, managing director of plastics markets for the American Chemistry Council.
North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.
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