SPC’s Centralized Availability of Recycling Study

April 16, 2017

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In 2015-2016, The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) led an industry collaborative to study the availability of recycling programs in the United States and the types of packaging accepted in those programs.

The study’s findings on the acceptance of 49 types of packaging in recycling programs provide important substantiation data for industry to make recyclability claims in compliance with the US Federal Trade Commission’s guidance for environmental marketing claims. National acceptance rates for every packaging type studied are given in broadened figures in this report, and detailed information on acceptance rates are presented in a series of reports issued to the various project partner organizations.