CarbonLite installing recycling equipment at new Texas plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: July 16, 2014 10:43 am ET
Updated: July 16, 2014 11:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics United States, Product News

CarbonLite Recycling LLC has signed contracts for equipment at its new 200,000-square-foot plastics recycling plant in Abilene, Texas.

Employing more than 100 people, the factory will recycle about 100 million pounds of beverage bottles into PET pellets.

Total investment is more than $60 million.

• Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, Ore., will build the new plant’s front-end bale-opening and bottle-sorting equipment, using sorting modules from its subsidiary, NRT, in Nashville, Tenn.

• Amut SpA of Novara, Italy, is supplying the label-removal, bottle washing, grinding and flake-washing modules.

• Erema North America Inc. is supplying food-grade purification and pelletizing equipment.

In Texas, CarbonLite will supply Nestle North America’s factory in Dallas.

CarbonLite opened its first plant in 2011, in Riverside, Calif.

“The beverage bottling giants are all committed to incorporating post-consumer material into their bottles,” said CarbonLite President Neville Brown. “Some companies are more aggressive than others and Nestle is certainly leading the charge with its 50 percent post-consumer initiatives.”

Brown said so-called bottle-to-bottle recycling makes sense. “New plastic bottles should be made from old plastic bottles,” he said. “That’s the ultimate sustainability.”


Comments

CarbonLite installing recycling equipment at new Texas plant

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: July 16, 2014 10:43 am ET
Updated: July 16, 2014 11:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

New York City officials avoid taking a stand on plastic bag fee

November 20, 2014 11:28 am ET

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration claimed Nov. 19 to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but ...    More

Image

Agilyx facing nearly $50,000 in fines from Oregon DEQ

November 20, 2014 11:59 am ET

Agilyx Corp., a plastic waste-to-oil company, is facing nearly $50,000 in fines for alleged hazardous waste violations at its Tigard, Ore., research...    More

Image

Environmental group focusing on producer responsibility in packaging

November 20, 2014 11:04 am ET

Athens, Ga.-based environmental group Upstream is out with a new paper entitled “Advancing Local Government's Interests through Extended...    More

Image

NS Farrington 'on track' to recycle 1 ton of PE per month

November 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

A polyethylene recycling program created by N.S. Farrington & Co. has passed the 60,000 pound mark.    More

Image

Plastics News Now: Martha Stewart declares 3-D printing 'a good thing'

November 20, 2014 6:00 am ET

Stewart teams up with MakerBot for housewares, a new stroller is made from recycled plastic and a report on a PET preform partnership.    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events