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Graphs & Data for Plastic

PreviewTitleYearMaterialsVariablesUnits
figure4s US Plastic Bottled Water Sales
1996-2010 Plastic Sales Billions of Units
PET bottle sales and wasting in the US 1991-2010 PET Sales, Waste Weight
PET Recycling vs. Utilization Rates 1995-2011 PET Recycling Percent
PET Sales, Wasting, and Recycling 1991-2009 PET Wasting, Sales, Recycling Tons, Percent
Estimated yield rates from collected plastic 2009 Plastic Reycling, Wasting, Curbside, Deposit Laws Percent
Recovered PET beverage bottles by state 2007 PET Recycling Percent
Market share by beverage and package 2006 Aluminum
Glass
HDPE
PET
Sales, Beer, Soda, Water, Wine, Fruit Drinks, Energy Drinks Percent
Energy required to manufacture beverage containers 2006 Aluminum
Glass
HDPE
PET
Steel
Energy Energy per container
Sales by container type 2000, 2006 Aluminum
PET
Glass
HDPE
Steel
Sales Units
HDPE bottle sales and wasting in the US 1991-2006 HDPE Sales, Waste Weight
Aluminum, plastic, and glass recycling rates 1986-2006 Aluminum
glass
PET
Recycling Percent
Beverage containers wasted: 1986 and 2006 1986, 2006 Aluminum
HDPE
PET
Steel
Waste Weight
Energy Impacts of Replacing Beverage Containers Wasted 2005 (est) Aluminum
PET
HDPE
Glass
Waste, Energy Weight, Units
Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Replacing Beverage Containers Wasted 2005 (est) Aluminum
PET
HDPE
Glass
Waste, Greenhouse gases Weight, Units
US bottles and cans wasted in 2005 2005 Aluminum
Glass
HDPE
PET
Waste Units
PET bottled water sales in the US 1997-2005 PET Sales, Bottled Water Units
HDPE plastic beverage bottle recycling rates 1996-2005 HDPE Recycling Percent
PET plastic beverage bottle recycling rates 1996-2005 PET Recycling Percent
Recycling Rates for PET Plastic and Aluminum in Sweden and the U.S. 2004 Aluminum
PET
Deposit Laws, Recycling, Sweden Percent
Recycling rates in Sweden and the US 1994-2004 Plastic Recycling, Sweden Percent
PET bottle recycling and wasting: soft drink bottles vs. custom bottles 1994-2004 PET Recycling, Sales, Waste Weight
PET sales, recycling, and wasting: soft drink bottles 1994-2004 PET Recycling, Sales, Waste Weight
PET sales, recycling, and wasting: custom bottles 1994-2004 PET Recycling, Sales, Waste Weight
PET sales, recycling, and wasting: beverage bottles 1994-2004 PET Recycling, Sales, Waste Weight
Plastic soda bottles wasted 1994-2001 Plastic Waste, Carbonated Units

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    • Plastic Resin Codes - We talk a lot about PET and HDPE, but do you know the difference between them? [PDF,178kb].