Packaging producers should choose clear or translucent PET containers because opaque and colored ones inhibit recycling of the material into higher-value applications.
That's according to a report examining the top 15 materials and packaging types presenting headaches for materials recovery facilities. Most of the materials featured involved plastic packaging.
Released in late March, the study touched on colored PET, black containers and single-use plastic coffee pods, among other packaging types. It was released by Pac Next, part of the industry-funded Pac Packaging Consortium.