Bottle recycler planning multimillion-dollar Fla. push

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A plastic bottle recycler from Brazil plans to spend millions of dollars to open a new location in Florida.

Florida Plastic Recycling LLC is the local name for a $7 million project in Jacksonville being planned by Clodam do Brasil Ltda.

Word of the new project comes out of local media that spoke with JaxUSA Partnership, the nonprofit regional economic development arm of the Jacksonville chamber of commerce, JaxChamber.

An official at JaxUSA referred questions to Florida Plastic Recycling, which did not immediately return a call seeing comment.

However, local news reports indicated Clodam plans to ship bottles to Jacksonville for recycling and ship out plastic flake.

Jacksonville's location in northeast Florida, with both a major port and access to the interstate highway system, played a role in the company's site selection. The company also will be able to bring in recycled plastic by rail, according to a report in the Jacksonville Business Journal.

The company expects to hire 30 people at the 100,000-square-foot location.