With environmental awareness of recycling increasing, plastic
bottle recycling industry gradually grow up only in 2012, HDPE
plastic bottle US imports fell by 2 percentage points. At the
same time, the export volume increased by the 71 million lbs 201
In China, the annual production of 300 tons of plastic bottles, the annual consumption of 18 million tons of oil. If the majority of discarded plastic bottles can be recycled, processed into food-grade plastic regeneration sections will replace petroleum with direct manufacturing original plastic slice each year, save a lot of oil resources, this recycled plastic can be infinitely recycled.
Post-consumer recycled plastic bottles amount the United States has reached 3 billion in 2014, marking 25 years of gradual growth trend of a milestone. Overall recovery of plastic bottles than last year increased by one percentage point, reaching 31.8%. Recycled plastic bottles including PET and HDPE two materials, which together account for 97.2% of the total amount recovered. The remaining 2.6 per cent attributable to PP material bottle.
Effect of plastic bottles recycled packaging industry trends include: the increasingly thin-walled plastic bottles, lightweight. Japanese enterprises in order to promote environmental protection and increase the production of concentrated formula products, so instead use small capacity bottles. Thus, although the number of plastic bottle recycling accelerated, but the weight of growth than in previous years has slowed.
Recently, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Joint American Plastics Recycling Association (APR) jointly released a report that in 2012 the United States of plastic bottles recovered amount of 28 billion pounds, compared with the previous increase of 161 million lbs, an increase of 6.2%. Data show that in 2012 the United States plastic bottle recovery was 30.5%, compared with the previous year has been rising. During 2012, the US HDPE plastic bottles (including milk bottles, cleaning supplies containers, detergent bottles packaging) amounts recovered for the first time breaking million compared with the previous year increased 45.3 million lbs, its recycling rate rose to 31.6% from the 29.9% .
ACC Chairman of Steve Russell said: "With the continuous promotion of various recycling projects, public awareness of the cycle of plastics are also increasing. Good habits of waste classification for the recovery made major contributions to the growth of plastic and polystyrene recycling in the US.