In support of Earth Day and as part of its ongoing initiatives to increase the recycling of polypropylene (No. 5) products, Berry Plastics Group, Inc., along with Moore Recycling Associates Inc., have launched an interactive No. 5 recycle program locator map at RecycleMorePlastic.org.
Berry Plastics Partners with Company to Launch Interactive Plastic Recycle Program Locater Map
"As one of the largest manufactures of polypropylene, or No. 5, plastic packaging in the United States, Berry Plastics is committed to exploring and implementing methods to increase the awareness of the recyclability of No. 5 plastics," says Jon Rich, chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics. "By partnering with Moore Recycling Associates to launch the interactive No. 5 recycle program map, we are making available an easy to use tool that allows individuals across the United States to locate a program through which they can recycle their plastic packaging."
No. 5 plastic, or polypropylene by its technical name, is a widely used material to make items consumers use every day, including food and non-food containers such as dairy tubs, food storage ware, plastic drink cups, and Preserve products. Containers made from polypropylene are often marked with a number 5 inside chasing arrows or a triangle. Berry Plastics and other manufacturers continue to look for increased supply of recycled polypropylene to use in the creation of new products.
"Polypropylene is commonly found in a variety of applications ranging from bottles to drink cups, yogurt cups, bottle closures, storage totes, and automotive parts. The growing availability of polypropylene (#5) recycling means that there is an increasing supply of reclaimed material that can be reprocessed and given a viable second life. In 2012, over 435 million pounds of rigid polypropylene was collected for recycling in the US." says Stacey Luddy, COO of Moore Recycling Associates.
"At Berry Plastics, we constantly strive to be good corporate citizens. This is evidenced by some of our long-standing efforts such as closely tracking our utility usage, our focus on lightweighting our products, and the work we do with external plastic industry organizations, as well as our sponsorship of the Preserve Gimme 5 program. Our focus can also be seen by newer efforts such as the introduction of Versalite™ polypropylene hot and cold beverage cups," says Rob Flores, sustainability engineer for Berry Plastics. "We encourage everyone to utilize this new map to locate a recycle program in their community, and take the pledge to recycle more plastic."
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