PLYMOUTH, MICH. (July 28, 1:30 p.m. ET) — Bottle blow molder Plastipak Packaging Inc. said it broke ground today on a major expansion to its Clean Tech plastic recycling facility in Dundee, Mich.
The expansion of the Clean Tech site, which originally opened in 1988, makes room for additional advanced plastic recycling processing technology. The expansion also increases the availability of recycled PET for Plastipak's consumer product industry customers, the company said.
Plymouth-based Plastipak expects to recycle about 5 billion plastic bottles this year and said the expansion supports its goal to recycle 10 billion plastic bottles annually within five years.