APC reports record-high plastic-bottle recycling.
The American Plastics Council (APC) notes, however, that the demand for recycled plastic has outpaced consumer participation in recycling programs. The overall plastic-bottle recycling rate reached 22.6%. According to the report, a major challenge is posed by recovery of bottles for products consumed outside the kitchen (e.g., bathroom products, engine fluids, laundry products), as consumers often forget that these bottles are recyclable.
The study represents a cooperative effort between the APC (Arlington, Va.), the Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), and the American Beverage Association (ABA). It was conducted by R.W. Beck, Inc. The full text can be found at www.plasticsresource.com.
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|Title Annotation:||APC Plastics Recycling Study|
|Comment:||APC reports record-high plastic-bottle recycling.(APC Plastics Recycling Study)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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