According to a study conducted by The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the demand for recycled polypropylene resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds per year.
Twenty-one major consumer brand companies participated in the study, and all demand information is either current or within the next three years. The study also includes information on qualitative PCR components, such as melt flow index, odor, color and demand time frame.
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Demand for recycled polypropylene resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds annually, according to a study by The Association of Plastic Recyclers. The 21 major consumer brand companies that responded also provided quality and quantity information for potential PP post-consumer resin (PCR) use in nonfood-contact applications. These companies alone identified demand of more than 280 million pounds of the recycled resin annually.
The study was an effort to identify market demand for PP PCR in the current market climate. “We recognize the combination of factors impacting the current market for recyclables, however consumer brand companies specifically outlined potential demand for this material. The challenge remains providing recyclers the feedstock to meet that demand,” comments Liz Bedard, APR’s Rigid Plastics Recycling Program Director.