PET bottle sales and wasting in the US

PET bottle sales and wasting in the US

PET Bottle Sales and Wasting in the U.S., 1991-2006*
YEAR SOLD
thousand tons
RECYCLED
thousand tons
 Recycling rate WASTED
thousand tons
1991 609 152 24.9% 457
1992 694 201 29.0% 493
1993 757 224 29.6% 533
1994 857 273 31.9% 584
1995 973 322 33.1% 650
1996 1,138 316 27.8% 822
1997 1,276 325 25.4% 951
1998 1,453 355 24.4% 1,098
1999 1,625 370 22.8% 1,255
2000 1,722 379 22.0% 1,343
2001 1,884 417 22.1% 1,466
2002 2,004 399 19.9% 1,605
2003 2,146 421 19.6% 1,726
2004 2,319 502 21.6% 1,817
2005 2,538 585 23.1% 1,953
2006 2,713 636 23.4% 2,077
2007 2,842 698 24.6% 2,144
2008 2,683 726 27.0% 1,958
2009 2,575 722 28.0% 1,853
2010 2,675 778.5 29.1% 1,896.5
* Includes beverage and non-beverage PET bottles.
Sources: Data derived from the American Plastics Council and the American Chemistry Council.