I've been to my share of plastics recycling plants, but for Plastics Blog readers who have not, here's a nice video tour of a Marglen Industries plant in Georgia, courtesy of the International Bottled Water Association. "This video traces the path that an empty bottles travels, from a bound bale to being made into clean plastic flake that is then heated and converted to make either food-grade [recycled PET] pellets, which are used to make PET containers for food, or rPET fiber which is used in pillows, mattresses and carpeting," said Tom Lauria, IBWA's vice-president of communications The video highlights the technology used to recycle PET, as well as the persistent issue that recyclers have getting enough bottles to feed their plants. "We hope that this video will help promote recycling through a better understanding of the need for more recycled material and the useful products that can be made from empty PET bottles," Lauria said. Other manufacturers might consider doing similar videos to highlight their technology and processes. They could come in handy helping to recruit new talent and in explaining the importance of your business to your community.
Take a video visit to a PET recycling plant
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