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KLM proves that plastic bottles can help fix airplanes

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has started recycling plastic bottles into tools used to repair its aircraft. Empty bottles are collected…

Discover Rome by recycling your bottles

Citizens of Rome can now get a discount on public transport by recycling plastic bottles. Over 11 000 used bottles…

Can innovative partnerships salvage America’s slumping bottle recycling rates?

The US recycled a total of 2.8 billion pounds of plastic bottles in 2017. This is a decrease of 3.6%…

Plastic bottle recycling record for South Africa

The South African plastics industry recycled a record 2.15 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles in 2017, according to industry…

Malaysia converts plastic bottles and cans into gold

Asia – Only 15% of Malaysian people recycle, according to the country’s Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk…

Who are the true plastic bottle fibre pioneers?

United States – Unifi, Inc. has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles into a recycled fibre called REPREVE for…

US bottle recycling ‘strong’ in 2016, but down 2.4%

United States – Over 2.9 billion pounds worth of plastic bottles were recycled in the US last year, according to…

Ghana to welcome its first PET bottle recycling facility

Ghana – Within two to three years, a collection system and modern recycling facility for PET bottles will start up…

Leading P&G brand in bottle made from ocean plastic

Global – A bottle made completely from post-consumer and ocean-reclaimed plastics has been launched by Procter & Gamble (P&G) for…

India’s PET bottle recycling market worth 35 billion rupees

India – Nearly 70% of polyethylene terephthalate bottles are recycled in India, and the market is worth an estimated 35…

On-the-go bottles with or without a recycling message?

Worldwide – One million plastic bottles are sold across the world every minute, reveals market research firm EuroMonitor, which anticipates…