As part of ongoing sustainability efforts, Plastipak Brazil developed a recycling campaign to boost recycling in Paulinia, Brazil. Bora Reciclar, “Let’s Recycle,” was formed with the idea to involve the Plastipak community and Paulinia residents in the recycling process.
Plastipak Brazil partnered with existing dairy customer, Jussara, through Project ReCiclo (Project Recycling) in an effort to minimize the environmental impact of human activities. Plastipak earned a Sustainability Merit of Honor in recognition of its contributions to the project.
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) established a campaign to increase demand for recycled plastics in North America. The campaign aims to increase the use of polyolefin (PP or PE) post-consumer resin (PCR) by focusing on “Work in Process” (WIP) items used in manufacturing, such as trash cans, pallets, tote boxes and recycling bins.
Plastipak’s site in Jackson Center, Ohio earned Certified Green Business status in recognition of its environmental leadership. Plastipak received the certification from Dayton Regional Green, a collaborative sponsored by the Department of Energy and the EPA.
Plastipak continually develops technologies with sustainability as a priority. Direct Object Printing (DOP™) earned DuPont’s 2014 Gold Award for Technological Advancement and Responsible Packaging.