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New U.S. plastics recycling investments 2020

Between 2017 and 2020, 52 new plastics recycling projects have been announced in the United States. The total combined value of these U.S. based projects is some 4.8 billion U.S. dollars. The growing investments in U.S. advanced recycling technologies is making it possible to reuse more types of plastic than was previously possible. The range of products that can be output from these reused plastics is also expanding, serving to increase the utility of recycled plastics in the future.

Selected figures on new investments in plastics recycling in the United States as of 2020

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Release date

May 2020


United States

Survey time period

as of 2020

Supplementary notes

*Mostly plastic, but includes other waste (municipal solid waste, cartons, electronics, etc.).

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