As the U.S. POPULATION grows, IT STANDS TO REASON THAT the amount of pollution produced grows with it. Research and policies regarding waste have been prevalent for many years now and the consumables market is doing its part to lessen the environmental burden. Determination for creating a greener earth is driving beverage suppliers and consumers to reduce, reuse and definitely, recycle.
For instance, the Florence, Ky.-based National Association for PET Container Resources and the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Plastic Recyclers announced a recycling rate of 29.2 percent for PET plastic bottles in 2017. This percentage is slightly higher than the 2016 rate of 28.4 percent, reflecting a decrease in both total collection volumes and volume of PET bottles available for recycling in the United States, the associations reported.