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Thermoformed containers give big boost to Canadian recycling

By: Michael Lauzon

TORONTO (Dec. 18, 3:35 p.m. ET) — The addition of thermoformed polystyrene and polyester packaging and molded tubs and lids to some municipal collection programs has boosted Canada’s plastics recycling rate by 24 percent in 2011. Experts predict it rise again in 2012, since Toronto and other communities started to recycle thermoformed packaging this year.

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