Oregon to study ways to boost plastics recycling

Oregon is planning an assessment of used plastic in an effort to determine whether recycling rates can be bolstered.  The state captures about 50 percent of its PET beverage containers, according to 2009 statistics from the Container Recycling Institute, thanks to a bottle bill.  But there is much more that could potentially be done in the wide variety of plastics, said Peter Spendelow, recycling specialist with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.  By Jim Johnson  See Full Story

Source:  Plastics News

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