Estimated yield rates from collected plastic

Estimated yield rates from collected plastic

Plastics recyclers report that in general, material from single-stream MRFs has a yield rate of about 68%–70%, compared to dual-stream systems which usually yield about 75%-78%. Bales of PET from deposit return systems generally have a yield rate of about 85%.

Chart showing the ranges of yield rates for each system described above

Chart from the 2009 report, Understanding economic and environmental impacts of single-stream collection systems

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