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Article Title: Demand to reach 1.54m t in 2016 / Bottles remain largest source for recycling / PET and HDPE are lea
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Publication: Plastics Information Europe, 12/12/2012
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US demand for post-consumer recycled plastics is forecast to rise by 5.9% annually, reaching 1.54m t in 2016, according to a recently published report “Recycled plastics” from market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio / USA; www.freedoniagroup.com). The researcher said that gains will be driven by a number of factors, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies allowing a wider variety of plastic to be recycled, as well as improved collection leading to increased plastic recycling rates.
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Article Title: U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study
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Publication: Canadian Plastics, 12/6/2012
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Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by a number of factors, the report said, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies allowing a wider variety of plastic to be recycled, and an improved collection infrastructure that raises the plastic recycling rate. Continued support by federal, state, and local governments for recycling efforts will also provide a significant boost to recycled plastic collection, processing, and demand.
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Article Title: Bottles remain ‘leading’ plastics recycling source
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Publication: Recycling International, 12/7/2012
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United States: Owing mainly to a growing emphasis on sustainability in the packaging sector, as well as notable processing and sorting advancements, US demand for post-consumer plastic will rise 6.5% per year to 3.5 billion pounds by 2016, according to the latest study from the Freedonia Group Inc.
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Article Title: Demand to reach 1.54m t in 2016 / Bottles remain largest source for recycling / PET and HDPE are lea
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Publication: Plasteurope.com, 12/12/2012
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US demand for post-consumer recycled plastics is forecast to rise by 5.9% annually, reaching 1.54m t in 2016, according to a recently published report “Recycled plastics” from market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio / USA; www.freedoniagroup.com). The researcher said that gains will be driven by a number of factors, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies allowing a wider variety of plastic to be recycled, as well as improved collection leading to increased plastic recycling rates.
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Article Title: US Demand for Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics to Reach 3.5 Billion Pounds in 2016
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Publication: Food & Beverage Packaging, 1/11/2013
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US demand for post-consumer recycled plastic is forecast to rise 6.5% per year to 3.5 billion pounds in 2016. Gains will be driven by a number of factors, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies allowing a wider variety of plastic to be recycled into high quality resins and an improved collection infrastructure which raises the plastic recycling rate. Continued support by federal, state and local governments for recycling efforts will also provide a significant boost to recycled plastic collection, processing, and demand.
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Article Title: Demand rises for post-consumer plastic
By: Mark Henricks
Publication: American Recycler, 2/1/2013
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Through 2016, growth in domestic plastic recycling is described as healthy but not tremendous by Kent Furst, senior polymers analyst at Cleveland market research firm The Freedonia Group. U.S. demand for post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 percent annually to nearly 3.4 billion lbs. in 2016, according to a new study Furst authored.
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Article Title: U.S. demand for post-consumer recycled plastic expected to rise
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Publication: Waste Recycling News, 12/4/2012
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Packaging will continue to lead the recycled plastic market in 2016, the study said, while plastic bottles will account for more than half of all plastic collected. Last year, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) were the two leading resins used in recycled plastic products, accounting for more than 70% of demand.
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