The recycling rates for APET and PP thermoforms vary by region and country, and there is no specific percentage that applies globally. However, in general, it is estimated that the recycling rate for PP thermoforms is higher than that of APET thermoforms. According to the European Thermoforming Division of the European Plastics Converters Association (EUPC), the recycling rate for PP thermoforms in Europe is between 20% and 30%, while the recycling rate for APET thermoforms is around 10%. In the United States, the recycling rate for PP is higher than for APET, but specific data on the recycling rates of thermoforms is not readily available. Overall, it’s important to note that recycling rates for thermoforms can vary widely based on factors such as the availability of recycling facilities, consumer behavior, and government regulations.

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