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Plastic Packaging Recycling in Canada Increases by 3%

According to a recent report from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Canada’s plastic packaging recycling has increased by 3 percent. The report reveals that this increase was mostly due to a rise in film and high-density polyethylene bottle recycling.

The report’s results are based on a survey that was conducted by Moore Recycling Associates, the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the National Association for PET Container Resources.

PlasticsNews has more from the report:

Plastic packaging recycling in Canada is up 3 percent, according to a new report from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.

The report, created by Moore Recycling Associates Inc., shows the increase from 2013 to 2014. Results come from a voluntary survey that had 60 respondents — including reclaimers, exporters, brokers and material recovery facilities — that handle recycled plastics in North America.

Here are the numbers: Moore Recycling Associates reports that at least 320.7 million kilograms (707 million pounds) of post-consumer plastic, including commercial materials, were collected for recycling in 2014. A kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds.

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