More details on plastics recyclers
Plastics News published our annual ranking of North American recyclers in yesterday's print 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 222 companies. That's down three from last year. 165 of the companies reprocessed a total of 7,842.58 million pounds of plastic in 2011, for an average per company of 47.53 million pounds. Last year we had data for 170 companies, which reprocessed a total of 7,050.94 million pounds, for an average of 41.48 million pounds. Moved into the top 25 this year: Joe's Plastics Inc. moved up to #6 from #73 Coll Materials Group LLC #20 from #50. Plastic Revolutions Inc. #22 from #33 Nexcycle Plastics Inc. #23 from #27 New companies in the listing: CTC Plastics, Dayton, Ohio Good Works Reprocessing LLC, Easton, Pa. Green Processing Co. Inc., Windsor, Ontario Return Polymers Inc., Ashland, Ohio Sunrise Plastics Group LLC, N. Ridgeville, Ohio TM Trade Group Inc., Chicago, Ill. West Michigan Compounding LLC, Greenville, Mich. Want more information? We posted the stories from the special report on our website today, including two stories that we didn't have room for in print. 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 [email protected] or mail your information to Plastics News, 1725 Merriman Road, Akron, Ohio 44313. Thanks to Hollee Keller for today's peek behind the data -- and for her research on this year's project.
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