CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Association for PET Container Resources is seeking a recycler to buy and reprocess unusually colored translucent and opaque PET bottles.
The Charlotte-based organization will provide a two-year grant and technical assistance.
``Our ongoing goal is to ensure that every PET bottle is recycled,'' NAPCOR President Luke Schmidt said in a news release. ``We're seeing more unique PET bottle designs on the market that use a variety of translucent and opaque colors. There is some concern about how these containers are perceived in the recycling stream. This activity will continue to ensure that each recycled PET bottle has a viable market.''
Possible markets for the bottles once they are recycled include the fiber, sheet and strapping industries. A company capable of processing at least 6 million pounds per year is ideal, said Mike Schedler, NAPCOR technology director.
Ideal respondents also would accept glycol-modified PET bottles, extrusion blown bottles and bottles made of more than one resin.