Positive News for Recycling Plastic Bottles

June 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Bottled Water

The PET plastic bottled water containers are now the most recycled item in nationwide curbside programs – recycled at a record rate of 23.4% – a 16.4% increase on 2006’s recycling rate of 20.1%.

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) completed a major bale study last year in 15 locations in 14 states. NAPCOR took actual bales of collected recycled PET plastic materials from study locations ranged from Jacksonville, Florida, to Boston, Massachusetts and from San Antonio, Texas to Dawson, Minnesota – each site being representative of collection methods and geographic regions for the vast majority of PET bottles collected for recycling in the United States.

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