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Annual Plastic Recycling Study
We track and report on the state of plastic recycling.
Were proud to be in our second decade of delivering the annual plastic recycling studies with consistency and accuracy. Our role as a third party in the plastic recycling ecosystem is to remain neutral and protect company confidentiality.
Our research and analysis of the year-over-year data enable us to identify national and global trends related to plastics.
In partnership with the Plastic Recyclers Foundation for Plastic Recycling our goal is to continue to make this information publicly available. Please support the Foundation and consider becoming a sponsor of this study and help us continue this critical work for the U.S. and expand the scope to Canada and Mexico.
The EPA relies on this data to calculate the recycling rate for plastics.
We track the tons of U.S. post-consumer plastic collected for recycling and sold as a commodity to both domestic and export markets. Categories include bottles, non-bottle rigid plastics, film, and fiber and filaments.
Annual Study Reports
2018 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report
2018 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Report
2018 National Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling in Canada Report
Beyond the study, our mission is to share and crowd source market information through our web tools to further enhance insights on the state of plastics recycling. Our proprietary information management platform, relationships, and understanding of the plastic recycling landscape from collection, reclamation, to end-use markets have evolved over two decades to serve this purpose.
Complementary efforts to the annual plastic recycling study include resources such as PlasticsMarkets.org, a free directory of scrap plastic buyers and suppliers. We spotlight early responders to the survey as an additional incentive for participating in the survey. The Buy Recycled Products Directory and CircularityinAction.com
provide opportunities to recognize leaders in recycling as well as a platform to share the state of plastic recycling publicly.
Complimentary resources supporting more plastic recycling.
Connecting Suppliers and Buyers of Scrap Plastic
This online directory connects companies looking to buy or sell any type of scrap plastic (from bales to post-consumer resin) across North America.
Driving Demand for Products Made with Recycled Content
A directory of products made from post-consumer resin (PCR) help consumers and businesses make environmentally friendly choices.
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Executive Director, U.S. Plastic Pact
"The relationships, integrity, and quality of Stina data is unique and integral to understanding what's happening with plastics recycling in North America."
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