Have you ever wondered what happens after you place your used plastic bottles in the recycling bin? The bottles are sent to a recycling center where they are washed and processed into recycled plastic that can be used to make new bottles and other products.
You may hear the term “circular economy” often, but what does it mean for the plastic packaging industry? It’s recycling used bottles to make new bottles! Bottle to bottle recycling has a positive impact on the circular economy and reduces waste while also conserving natural resources.
At Plastipak, billions of bottles are repurposed annually through our global recycling centers in North America and Europe. Our recycling centers reclaim plastic products to produce high-quality post-consumer recycled PET resin (PET PCR or rPET) and HDPE resin (HDPE PCR or rHDPE) in our effort to supply sustainable packaging options to our customers.
Clean Tech, a Plastipak company, is a global leading plastics recycler, recycling both PET and HDPE. This site in Dundee, Michigan is one of Plastipak’s four global recycling centers.
At Plastipak, billions of bottles are repurposed annually through our recycling centers in North America and Europe. Using a bottle to bottle approach to recycling, new bottles are made from recycled bottles as part of our commitment to sustainability.
Plastipak is committed to sustainable packaging from design and development to recycling. Our sustainability initiatives are guided by a bottle to bottle approach to recycling which is accomplished through our recycling affiliate, Clean Tech.