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Plastic bottle recycling grew 120 million pounds in 2013, edging up 4.3 percent, to top 2.9 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles.

Unifi, Inc.’s Repreve®, a recycled fiber brand and the official recycling and sustainability partner of the Detroit Lions, has teamed up with Matthew Stafford to kick off their “Make The Smart Throw” campaign.

A broad group of stakeholders in plastics recycling launched a set of new resources to help communities recycle more plastics.

California State Senate passed SB 270 with a 22-15 vote to ban single-use plastic grocery bags.

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), an organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, disclosed the publication of a model bale specification for polypropylene containers.