Consumer Brands’ Pledges cannot be met by US, due to lack of recycled PET

“US lacks recycled PET to meet consumer brands' pledges” is an August 29, 2019 story from Plastic News. It summarizes information from the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).

The story notes that “… Brand owners, under increasing pressure regarding single-use plastic packaging, are making more and more commitments to use recycled PET for a percentage of their plastic packaging needs … if we stay as we are, those commitments are not really going to be achievable … Something has to change on the collection end, not just at the production end …” - According to NAPCOR “… polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a transparent, lightweight, strong, safe, shatterproof and recyclable packaging material. A suitable package for everything from specialty beverages to fresh blueberries to ketchup …”