16 Jun '11, 10am

Fact of the Day: Only 40% of plastic containers are recycled. Why don't Americans recycle more plastic??

Fact of the Day: Only 40% of plastic containers are recycled. Why don't Americans recycle more plastic??

Find your local recycling solution for plastic If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been able to easily recycle for decades, but access continues to grow and more and more Americans can recycle more and more materials. Last month, a Moore Recycling Associates study detailed American’s access to plastics recycling. It found that more Americans can recycle more than ever before; about 40 percent can recycle plastic containers – like yogurt cups, butter tubs and lids – which is up nearly 50 percent since 2009, and at least 94 percent have access to a PET recycling program. That’s almost 289 million Americans that can recycle PET, but the PET recycling rate hovers at about 28 percent. To complicate matters further, as many recyclers are discovering, there’s a lack of PET to recycle in the U.S. Just watch the video below. Why the disparity? Lack of education and convenience ar...

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