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Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts

By: Jim Johnson

April 24, 2014

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.

Berry Plastics Group Inc. and Moore Recycling Associations Inc. are launching an interactive online map to help people find locations where the can recycle their No. 5 plastics.

The site is at RecycleMorePlastic.org.

“As one of the largest manufacturers of polypropylene, or No. 5, plastic packaging in the United States, Berry Plastics is committed to exploring and implementing methods to increase the awareness of the recyclability of No. 5 plastics,” Berry CEO Jon Rich said in a statement.

“Polypropylene is commonly found in a variety of applications ranging from bottles to drink cups, yogurt cups, bottle closures, storage totes and automotive parts. The growing availability of polypropylene recycling means that there is an increasing supply of reclaimed material that can be reprocessed and given a viable second life,” said Stacey Luddy, chief operating officer of Moore Recycling Associates, in a statement.

More than 435 million pounds of rigid polypropylene was collected for recycling in the United States in 2012, Luddy said.