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Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth


October 15, 2014 9:18 am ET

Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more than two decades.

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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PET recycling hits a new US record


October 8, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Recycling of post-consumer PET bottles increased by 80 million pounds in the U.S. last year, a slight increase that pushed the recycling rate to 31.2 percent.

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Recyclers see progress on shrink-sleeve labels for PET bottles


October 3, 2014 2:09 pm ET

This year, things are looking better and better for the future recyclability of shrink-sleeve labels.

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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines


September 26, 2014 4:02 pm ET

A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move to help mitigate the label's impact on container recycling.

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On-line tool aims to increase recycling through common language


September 17, 2014 12:32 pm ET

A new online tool is out to get everybody speaking the same language when it comes to plastics recycling.

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Rise of PP recycling leads to first bale specifications


September 17, 2014 10:22 am ET

PET has its bale specifications for recycling. And so does high density polyethylene. But now comes polypropylene's time.

Group honors five for meeting voluntarily recycling guidelines


June 10, 2014 12:49 pm ET

A total of five companies are being recognized for designing products that meet or exceed guidelines established by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers.

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APR looks for new ways to grow


April 2, 2014 1:20 pm ET

“The demands on [the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers] have never been greater,” says Executive Director Steve Alexander, adding that his group needs “to make sure we are engaged to represent the voice of the recyclers.

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Shrink-sleeve labels create a huge expense for PET recyclers


March 19, 2014 10:46 am ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Dealing with shrink-sleeve labels, new research shows, is an expensive proposition for plastic bottle recyclers.

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