U.S. plastic bottle recycling rates by material type 2018

Rate of plastic bottles recycling in the U.S. in 2018, by material type

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Release date

December 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

PET: polyethylene terephthalate
HDPE: high-density polyethylene
PVC: polyvinyl chloride
LDPE: low-density polyethylene
PP: polypropylene
* The majority of PVC and LDPE recycled were as part of commingled bottle and container bales.
** About 3% of polypropylene bottles were deliberately collected for recycling as polypropylene bottles and not mixed material.

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