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A peek behind Plastics News' 2014 plastics recyclers ranking

By Don Loepp | May 19, 2014 09:59 am ET
Keywords: Recycling

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Plastics News published our annual ranking of North American recyclers in the May 19 issue, so let's take the opportunity to look at the numbers behind the ranking.

In print, we rank the top 25, but online we've got data for 216 companies totaling over 12 billion pounds of material moved in 2013.

182 of the companies reprocessed a total of 9,667.8 million pounds of plastic, for an average per company of 53 million pounds. That’s up 11 percent and a growing trend. 2012 average was 47.6 million pounds. 2011 was 42.9 and 2010 was 39.6

Welcome to the top 25 this year:

Welcome to reprocessing to these firms, which reported reprocessing volumes this year vs. only brokering last year.

These were the biggest movers in reprocessing in this year's ranking:

In addition to what we publish, we also offer the full rankings data for sale in the Plastics News Store.

If you work for a company that is missing from the ranking, we would like to include you next time. Just sent a note to Hollee Keller at hkeller@crain.com or mail your information to Plastics News, P.O. Box 790, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

Thanks to Hollee Keller for today's peek behind the data — and for her research on this year's project.


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A peek behind Plastics News' 2014 plastics recyclers ranking

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