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PET Containers
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Reports Archive (2007-2013)


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Connecting Recycled Plastics Buyers and Suppliers
This site's purpose is to connect suppliers and buyers of all types of scrap plastic (from bales to post consumer resin). It's supported by the plastics industry and intended for use by the recycling industry in North America. This site is NOT intended for the general public.
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Handling & Baling Guidelines
The guidelines include bale characteristics, storage and handling considerations, shipping considerations, loading instructions and a chart containing loading diagrams that will help you make weight.
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How much do MRFs really gain by separating the different plastics collected through single-stream recycling?
A recent study shows – in a unique, visual format – the economic advantages of greater sortation. For more information, read this article.
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Announcements
Thank you! Data collection for the 2013 Plastic Recycling Study is complete! Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. This important work wouldn’t be possible without your cooperation. APR has released the reports on bottle recycling in the US—links are in the gray box to the left. We’re working on the US non-bottle rigid and film reports, as well as the Canada plastic recycling report. Check back soon to download those.
Read it! Efforts to facilitate communication about plastic bale commodities are gathering steam. Read about the Plastics Terminology Project in this article from the November issue of Plastics Recycling Update.  
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