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Connecting Recycled Plastics Buyers and Suppliers
This site's purpose is to connect suppliers and buyers of all types of scrap plastic (from bales to post consumer resin). It's supported by the plastics industry and intended for use by the recycling industry in the United States and Canada. This site is NOT intended for the general public.
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Handling & Baling Guidelines
The guidelines include bale characteristics, storage and handling considerations, shipping considerations, loading instructions and a chart containing loading diagrams that will help you make weight.
How much do MRFs really gain by separating the different plastics collected through single-stream recycling?
A recent study shows – in a unique, visual format – the economic advantages of greater sortation. For more information, read this article.
Underway The 2013 Plastic Recycling Study is underway. If you process or export postconsumer plastic, you should have received an email with a link to the survey. Your participation is important and we urge you to complete the survey as soon as you can. If you didn't receive a survey link, please let us know at Thanks.
Save the Date The Resource Recycling Conference will be held September 16-17, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
We purchase all post-consumer material - HDPE, PET, Tubs, PP, Mix 1 - 7, Mix 1 - 2, Steel cans and Alum cans.