Commercial Plastics to handle recycling at NPE 2015

By Jim Johnson
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: March 17, 2014 2:47 pm ET
Updated: March 17, 2014 4:11 pm ET

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One plastics recycling company is going to be quite busy come next March in Florida.

Commercial Plastics Recycling Inc. has been named the official recycling company for the NPE 2015 international plastics exposition next year in Orlando, Fla.

Appointed by The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. trade group, which organizes the show, Commercial Plastics Recycling will collect and sort scrap from equipment operated by exhibitors participating in the NPE Recycles program.

The plastics will be sent to the company’s headquarters in Tampa, less than 70 miles from the Orange County Convention Center where the show will take place, SPI said.

“We will remove all of the processing scrap generated by participating exhibitors, from booth setup to the end of the show, and do so with minimal cost to these companies,” said Paul Benvenuti, who is responsible for purchasing and sales at Commercial Plastics Recycling, in a statement.

“To that end we will work directly with exhibitors to schedule our services, provide more packaging than in the past to facilitate collection and provide more support staff on the show floor,” he said.

Because SPI has a zero-waste policy for the show, exhibitors not using the NPE Recycles program must have their scrap delivered to the convention center’s loading dock for off-site sorting, the trade association said.

The NPE Recycles program handled 260,208 pounds of material in 2012, according Lori Campbell, SPI’s director of trade show operations. Even more is expected next year.

“Based on the number and sizes of booths taken at last month’s Space Draw, there will be larger exhibits at NPE2015 and more equipment operating on the show floor.” she said, in a statement.

More than 300 exhibitors already have said they will be running machinery at the show, Campbell said.

The show will run March 23-27, 2015.


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