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Plastic and packaging producers provide PCR data

Published: May 2, 2023
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LyondellBasell announced progress on its production of recycled polymers, and Sonoco announced it used 10% recycled content in its plastic packaging last year. | Madam F/Shutterstock

Two major companies, plastics producer LyondellBasell and packaging manufacturer Sonoco, recently published sustainability reports. The following are their plastics recycling takeaways.  Continue Reading

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Recycled plastic pot molder sees new ownership

Published: April 11, 2023
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Private equity firm Mill Point Capital has purchased Nursery Supplies, Inc. from Lincolnshire Management. | Zoran Milosavljevic/Shutterstock

Nursery Supplies, Inc., which recycles tens of millions of pounds of plastic per year into plant pots and trays, has been sold by one private equity firm to another.  Continue Reading

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Berry boosts PCR usage by almost 30%

Published: March 28, 2023
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Berry Global is setting a lofty target: disconnect plastics from fossil fuels entirely. | ViewImage/Shutterstock

Berry Global increased its purchase of PCR by 28% in 2022, and now 3.4% of the packaging giant’s total resin purchases are post-consumer plastic.  Continue Reading

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Converter taps tech to use lower-grade RPET feedstock

Published: January 10, 2023
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PET bottle laying across PET flakes.

D&W Fine Pack has used RPET for roughly a decade, and is now ramping up its use of post-consumer resins in response to growing demand. | Aykut Erdogdu/Shutterstock

A multi-million-dollar equipment investment is enabling D&W Fine Pack to recycle post-consumer PET flakes into 100% recycled content food packaging. An executive at the company described the project and the benefits it will bring.

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Amcor signs PCR offtake deal with ExxonMobil

Published: December 6, 2022
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Amcor and ExxonMobil leaders sign an agreement.

Michael Zamora, senior vice president of Product Solutions at ExxonMobil, and Ron Delia, CEO at Amcor, signed the agreement, through which ExxonMobil will sell increasing amounts of recycled resin each year to Amcor. | Courtesy of Amcor

One of the world’s largest packaging producers, Amcor, has signed a deal to buy huge amounts of chemically recycled resin from one of the world’s largest plastics producers, ExxonMobil. 

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ADS to build $65 million technology center

Published: August 31, 2022
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Rendering of the upcoming ADS Engineering and Technology Center.

The ADS facility will have a product development lab that will include areas to prepare product samples for testing, a fabrication lab to develop prototype parts, and more. | Courtesy of ADS

Advanced Drainage Systems will spend $65 million on the construction of a 110,000-square-foot engineering and technology center in Hilliard, Ohio.

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