The state of Pennsylvania has awarded Recycling Market Infrastructure Development grants to two companies that plan to increase their use of recycled plastics.
Casual Living Unlimited LLC in New Holland, Pa., will receive a $493,936 grant to buy equipment to process post-consumer and post-industrial high density polyethylene. The company also is buying an additional extruder. According to a news release from Gov. Edward Rendell, the equipment will enable the company to improve the quality of its recycled plastic feedstock used to manufacture outdoor furniture. The project will create five new full-time positions.
Meridian Precision Inc. in Pine Grove, Pa., will receive a $132,047 grant to buy pulverizing equipment to process post-consumer film, shrink wrap and other commingled and cross-contaminated plastics.
The company will create six new full-time and three part-time positions, according to the news release.
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