U.S. Brands Face Shortage of Recycled PET Resins

Demand for compostable PLA plastic products and rPET plastics in the United States is growing, so much so that shortages of both raw materials are becoming a headache for suppliers.

Keep in mind that there are structural differences U.S. and European packaging operations, and unlike Europe, this increase has been driven largely by consumer sentiment and economic factors rather than any regulatory push.

In this article, Plastics News highlights the challenges of this phenomenon here in the USA and in Europe: NAPCOR: US lacks recycled PET to meet consumer brands’ pledges.