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Recycled Food Powers Recycled PET at Clean Tech UK

Clean, green electricity generated through the collection and treatment of household food waste is powering post-consumer recycled resin (PET PCR or rPET) production at Plastipak’s UK recycling plant, Clean Tech. This results in lower-carbon recycled material to benefit our customers. Plastipak is partnering with Biotech4 for this sustainably-powered electricity. Our partnership is a leading example …

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Recycling Counts™: 2021 Integrated Campaign Winner

Recycling Counts™ is an online global community, a point of interest for promoting recycling and resourceful education about PET and HDPE plastics. Visit our social responsibility initiative at www.recyclingcounts.com to find valuable resources including helpful tips, articles, and plastics education information within our Plastics 101 section. All this is available globally in six languages: English, …

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Announcing Plastipak’s major recycling investment in Spain for fifth global recycling center

In line with Plastipak’s continuous commitment to sustainability, the company is investing in a new recycling center in Toledo, Spain. The facility will produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of food-grade recycled PET (rPET or PCR PET) pellet annually for use in new preforms, bottles and containers. This will be Plastipak’s fifth global recycling center producing recycled …

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Partnering with the Association of Plastic Recyclers

Plastipak is a proud member of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), an international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. As the well-recognized voice in plastics recycling, the APR is dedicated to guiding global manufacturing and consumption of commercial plastics. Like Plastipak, the APR works to improve the life cycle of plastics to support …

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Partnering with Coca-Cola European Partners France for Sustainable Packaging

Plastipak has partnered with Coca-Cola European Partners France (CCEP) since 2012 in an effort to recycle used plastic bottles to make new bottles for Coca Cola. Through this strategic partnership, sustainable packaging is achieved by including post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) in Coca-Cola’s soda bottle packaging. This enables the soda company to reduce its carbon footprint …

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Plastipak’s Environmental Partnerships

Plastipak collaborates with partners and associations to maximize recycling efforts for the greatest positive impact on the environment and to promote recycling efforts in local communities. NAPCOR As a trade association for the PET packaging industry in North America, NAPCOR is the authoritative voice for industry. Its Positively PET campaign promotes PET as the world’s …

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Sustainability-Driven Awards

Plastipak’s commitment to sustainability is evidenced by its rich award history as achievements have been recognized over the years. Here are some highlights of just a few of Plastipak’s sustainability-driven awards. In 2019, Plastipak earned the Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year at the Plastics Industry Awards. The Plastics Industry Awards are …

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Project Bora Reciclar “Let’s Recyle”

Bora Reciclar, “Let’s Recycle,” was formed in 2019 with the idea to involve the Plastipak community and Paulinia residents in the recycling process. Plastipak Brazil associates worked together to form the project with a mission to increase the amount of correctly-disposed-of material through environmental awareness, reduce the tailings (mine waste) rate, and help mold environmentally-responsible citizens.

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