2015 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report

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This report found that the post-consumer recycling of non-bottle rigid plastics (rigids) has grown 280 percent since tracking began in 2007. Rigid plastic recycling generally held strong but dipped by 45 million pounds, or not quite 4 percent, to a minimum of 1.24 billion pounds in 2015. The report also found that about 67 percent of the rigid plastics collected were recycled in the United States or Canada, with the remaining exported overseas.

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