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About Us

David Day
Jacob Stukuls
Stephanie Cofske

Phil Lampi

Christine Bellino, Recycling Coordinator

NLR, Inc. www.nlr-green.com
(Lamps, Batteries, Ballasts (PCB and non-PCB containing), Mercury Devises)
CRT Recycling, Inc. ww.recyclingelectronics.com
(Electronics (e-waste))
Planet Aid www.planetaid.org
Liberty Tire Recycling www.libertytire.com
The company collects and recycles about a third of the nation's scrap tires, saving more than 140 million tires from the waste stream each year.
Box Tops for Education  www.btfe.com

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.



The 16th annual report [1] on the recycling of PET containers in the U.S., which reveals that the industry is on the rebound from the slump it experienced in 2008 and 2009. However, these gains were somewhat offset by continued light-weighting in 2010 and are expected to persist over the next few years.
According to the report issued by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the Association of Post consumer Plastic Recyclers ( APR ) and the PET Resin Association (PETRA), the total pounds of PET bottles and jars available in the U.S. for recycling in 2010 were over 5 billion. The recycling rate in 2010, reached a rate of 29 percent, or 1.5 billion pounds, a 113 million pound increase from the previous year.
The report also includes a breakdown of where collected bottles went. About 776 million pounds were purchased by U.S. reclaimers, the highest number by volume ever recorded and an increase over the 642 million pounds collected in 2009. The report attributes the increase to massive new investment in reclamation capacity.
The report attributes the rise in collection numbers to expansions of state container deposit systems in several states, new curbside program recycling opportunities for nearly 4 million people and additional commercial recovery efforts.