CarbonLite to build PET recycling plant in Texas – News – Plastics NewsPosted on October 21, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Construction will begin later this year on the bottle-to-bottle plant that will employ 100 people and take in about 1.6 billion used bottles a year. The bottles will be turned into a high-grade raw material to make new bottles for Nestle Waters North America, according to CarbonLite.
“The most sustainable bottle of all is the one made from earlier generations of itself,”
Farahnik said the average U.S. recycling rate for PET is just below 30 percent with some sates as low as 10 percent and those with bottle deposit laws topping out at about 65 percent.
When CarbonLite opened its first plant in Riverside, Calif., in late 2011, company officials heralded “the end of the disposables age, and the beginning of the ‘remakeables’ age.”
With help from state governments to bring in bottle deposit schemes, the recycling of bottles would all go up substantially. Up to 80% and more in most places.