Geo-Tech opens Ohio recycling plant

Published: November 4, 2013 6:53 pm ET

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Topics Sustainability, Recycling

Geo-Tech Polymers has opened its second recycling facility in Ohio in an effort to recover decorated plastic scrap, the company said.

The facility, located in Waverly, Ohio, approximately 60 miles south of Columbus, will help the company process 20 million to 30 million pounds of recycled plastic annually between its two facilities. Geo-Tech Polymers’ other facility is in Westerville, just north of Columbus.

The company said it is able to remove coatings including screen printing and labels from plastics substrate materials using detergents. That removal process allows the company to transform the “plastic scrap into recycled resin that can be certified back to its original prime specifications,” the company said in a statement about the new facility.

Geo-Tech Polymers serves the retail packaging and automotive industries, along with others, to push for closed-loop recycling. The company’s process is especially effective items made from thermoplastic polyolefins, Geo-Tech Polymers said.

“With 100,000 square feet of space, we’re able to better support the retail packaging market in their efforts to recycle decorated plastics scrap into high-quality product at considerable savings,” Geo-Tech Polymers’ General Manager Doug Gels said in a statement.

When the project was originally announced in 2012, the company told Plastics News that it planned to run one line in Westerville and two lines in the new space in Waverly, boosting total capacity by 150 percent. The company received local incentives to locate the facility in Waverly.

Geo-Tech Polymers is owned by Wastren Advantage Inc., a waste management and recycling services company. Wastren Advantage had $100 million in revenue in 2012 and has approximately 350 employees in nine offices throughout the country. The company is headquartered in Piketon, Ohio, just south of Waverly.


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