BOCA RATON, FLA. (June 20, 1:30 p.m. ET) — Plastics recycler NextLife Enterprises LLC is extending its reach beyond the United States.
The Boca Raton-based company — whose recycling plant is in Frankfort, Ky. — has formed a strategic partnership with British recycler 300 Recycling Ltd., based in Ellesmere Port, England, to expand the collection of plastics waste in the United Kingdom.
300 Recycling is a leading UK recycler of coat hangers—a product NextLife currently recycles in the U.S. through partnerships with several retailers. 300 Recycling has the capacity in the U.K. to recycle 1,000 metric tons of coats hangers/month. It also recycles toner, laser and inkjet cartridges, toner bottles and powders, and cartridges from photocopiers and facsimile machines.
“This strategic partnership allows NextLife to process more material from around the world, extending NextLife offerings to the UK and Europe,” said Robert Dishman, global supply chain executive vice president at NextLife. “We plan to work together to create new product offerings and recycling opportunities in the United Kingdom.”
The partnership with NextLife, announced June 15, will enable 300 Recycling to create a closed loop process for customers who want to turn their clothes hangers into recycling resins that they can reuse in manufacturing.
NextLife also recently received approval from Health Canada for its recycled polypropylene and recycled polystyrene resins to be used in injection molded and thermoformed food-contact packaging applications.