Plastic packaging maker Berry Global Group Inc. is joining the National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition.
The Bradenton, Fla.-based coalition works to increase the recovery and recycling of plastic lubricant containers and includes both packaging makers and lubricant manufacturers.
"Through collaboration across the value chain and with organizations such as NLCRC, we are moving the needle on recyclability and collection of plastic packaging," said Jason Holsinger, vice president of sales for containers at Berry, in a statement.
The coalition was created just last year to capture and recycle post-consumer plastic lubricant containers. The group's membership includes Castrol, Valvoline, Pennzoil-Quaker State, Graham Packaging Co., Plastipak Holdings Inc. and now Berry Global.
"In direct alignment with our own sustainability goals and those of our customers, providing multiple lives to our natural resources is top of mind," Holsinger said.
Word of the new coalition came in March 2021.
"The NLCRC represents a compelling opportunity to develop a true market-level circular business model that relies on the collaboration of all stakeholders within the value chain," Director Tristan Steichen said in a statement at that time.
The coalition, when formed, said it would "initially focus on designing and initiating pilot projects to explore optimum methods of collection, aggregation, and processing with the long-term ambition of creating sustainable market-driven solutions throughout the plastic lubricant container value chain."