Two New Reports Released on the Current State of US Plastics Recycling

Mar 30, 2016 9:45 AM ET

Two reports were recently released at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Council detailing the progress made towards increased plastics recycling in the United States. One report looks specifically at non-bottle rigid plastics, and the other focuses on plastic bags and film. Both reports were prepared by Moore Recycling Associates and were funded by the American Chemistry Council.

Read the 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report here.

Read the 2014 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report here.

Read more at Environmental Leader.

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Alison Trauley