Recycling of PET containers climbs to 21.6%

Sep 30, 2005 | 10:10 AM | Michael Marley

The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle recycling rate rose to 21.6 percent in 2004 from 19.6 percent the previous year, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor).

It is the highest recycling rate for post-consumer PET containers since 2001, when the industry recycled 22.1 percent of PET containers produced and sold. It also represents record recycled PET collection volumes, the Sonoma, Calif.,-based trade organization said in....

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