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RECYCLED PET & HDPERECYCLED PET & HDPEMARKET UPDATEMARKET UPDATE
NERC 2007NERC 2007NORTHAMPTON, MANORTHAMPTON, MA
2005 US POST2005 US POST--CONSUMER PLASTICSCONSUMER PLASTICSBOTTLE RECYCLING REPORTSBOTTLE RECYCLING REPORTS
2005 PET Report2005 PET Report Joint effort between Association ofJoint effort between Association ofPostconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) and the NationalPostconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) and the NationalAssociation for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).
2005 HDPE & PP Report2005 HDPE & PP Report Joint effort between APR andJoint effort between APR andthe Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Councilthe Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council(ACC).(ACC).
Both Reports at the APR webBoth Reports at the APR web--site:site:www.plasticsrecycling.orgwww.plasticsrecycling.org
2005 US PET BOTTLE RECYCLING RATE2005 US PET BOTTLE RECYCLING RATE
Bottles on USBottles on USShelvesShelves
(MM Lbs.)(MM Lbs.)
Total BottlesTotal BottlesCollectedCollected
(MM Lbs.)(MM Lbs.)YearYear
Re: PET Bottles ManufacturedRe: PET Bottles Manufactured
Increase of 438 mm lbs. = 9.4% Growth.Increase of 438 mm lbs. = 9.4% Growth.
CSD slipped, but increase in water (>20%) &CSD slipped, but increase in water (>20%) &sports drinks (>15%) more than made up thesports drinks (>15%) more than made up theloss.loss.
Bottle Bill Expansion centers on theseBottle Bill Expansion centers on thesegrowth areas. [MA, NY, CT]growth areas. [MA, NY, CT]
Re: PET Bottles CollectedRe: PET Bottles Collected
Increase of 167 mm lbs. = 16.6% Growth.Increase of 167 mm lbs. = 16.6% Growth.
34 mm lb. increase in California34 mm lb. increase in California
Installation of 30 autoInstallation of 30 auto--sort unitssort units singlesinglestream paperstream paper--line.line.
Added commercial recovery efforts.Added commercial recovery efforts.
PET Bottles Collected in USPET Bottles Collected in US
681 mm Purchased by US Reclaimers681 mm Purchased by US Reclaimers 448 mm Exported (400 China/48 Canada)448 mm Exported (400 China/48 Canada) 4141 mm PET in Mixed Balesmm PET in Mixed Bales 1,170 mm lbs. Collected1,170 mm lbs. Collected
*Export rate > 38%*Export rate > 38% US Reclaimers Imported 109 mm lbs.US Reclaimers Imported 109 mm lbs. Total processed by US Reclaimers 790 mmTotal processed by US Reclaimers 790 mm Capacity utilization highest ever at >90%.Capacity utilization highest ever at >90%.
RPET MARKETSRPET MARKETS(MM Lbs.)(MM Lbs.)
13 (13 (2%)2%)2424OtherOther
6363 (7%)(7%)6363NonNon--Food BottlesFood Bottles
115115 (13%)(13%)126126FoodFood--BevBev. Bottles. Bottles
88 (1%)(1%)1212Engineered ResinEngineered Resin
7171 (8%)(8%)5858Sheet & FilmSheet & Film
2005200520042004Product CategoryProduct Category
2005 US HDPE Bottle Recycling Rate2005 US HDPE Bottle Recycling Rate
Re: HDPE Bottles ManufacturedRe: HDPE Bottles Manufactured
HDPE Resin used to manufacture bottlesHDPE Resin used to manufacture bottlesdecreased by 82 MM Lbs.decreased by 82 MM Lbs.
Ongoing advancements in container lightOngoing advancements in container light--weighting.weighting.
Continued increase in the sale of concentratedContinued increase in the sale of concentrateddetergents.detergents.
Reductions in motor oil bottles as consumersReductions in motor oil bottles as consumersmove away from domove away from do--itit--yourself.yourself.
Re: HDPE Bottles CollectedRe: HDPE Bottles Collected
Increase almost 18 mm Lbs. = 1.2% growthIncrease almost 18 mm Lbs. = 1.2% growth
HDPE capacity utilization up to 72% fromHDPE capacity utilization up to 72% from70% in 0470% in 04..
HDPE exported up > 162 mm lbs. toHDPE exported up > 162 mm lbs. toalmost 18%.almost 18%.
HDPE MARKETSHDPE MARKETS
8 (1%)8 (1%)OtherOther
15 (2%)15 (2%)Pallets/Buckets/CratesPallets/Buckets/Crates
30 (4%)30 (4%)AutomotiveAutomotive
53 (7%)53 (7%)Film/SheetFilm/Sheet
69 (9%)69 (9%)LumberLumber
91 (12%)91 (12%)Lawn/GardenLawn/Garden
167 (22%)167 (22%)PipePipe
327 (43%)327 (43%)NonNon--Food BottlesFood Bottles
2005 (MM Lbs.)2005 (MM Lbs.)Product CategoryProduct Category
2005 US Post2005 US Post--Consumer PlasticsConsumer PlasticsBottle Recycling RateBottle Recycling Rate
Resin UsedResin Usedfor Bottlesfor Bottles
(MM Lbs.)(MM Lbs.)
(MM Lbs.)(MM Lbs.)
Bottle TypeBottle Type
Reclaimer Challenges toReclaimer Challenges toLongLong--Term SustainabilityTerm Sustainability
Supply, Supply, Supply !Supply, Supply, Supply !
Increasing Export Rates.Increasing Export Rates.
Barriers & Coatings, BioBarriers & Coatings, Bio--Resins,Resins,
New Atypical PET Resins.New Atypical PET Resins.
Changing Specs /Colorants/etc.Changing Specs /Colorants/etc.
Encouraging Signs forEncouraging Signs forLongLong--Term SustainabilityTerm Sustainability
Brand Company Commitments (Pepsi,Brand Company Commitments (Pepsi,
CocaCoca--Cola, Colgate Palmolive, P&G, etc.).Cola, Colgate Palmolive, P&G, etc.).
Retailer Involvement. (WalRetailer Involvement. (Wal--Mart, Starbucks,Mart, Starbucks,Costco, etc.).Costco, etc.).
MultiMulti--Industry Cooperation.Industry Cooperation.
RIC to Recycling Code Movement.RIC to Recycling Code Movement.
APR/NAPCOR/EPA Venue Project.APR/NAPCOR/EPA Venue Project.
Change in Government.Change in Government.