CarbonLITE is launching a new category of PET plastic – 100% post-consumer, ocean-diverted plastic

CarbonLITE is launching a new category of PET plastic – 100% post-consumer, ocean-diverted plastic

May 24, 2019
Press Release: CarbonLITE

CarbonLITE’s new material will help reduce ocean plastics, in addition to decreasing the amount of virgin material produced

As part of its closed-loop philosophy, CarbonLITE Industries, a recycler and producer of post-consumer PET (polyethylene terephthalate plastic), is launching a new category: 100% post-consumer ocean-diverted plastic. CarbonLITE’s newest offering will replace virgin materials for food, beverage and cosmetic applications. These products will have the dual benefit of reducing ocean plastics and the amount of virgin material produced.

“Plastic pollution in the ocean is impacting animal health and our food chain, and must be urgently addressed,” said Jason Farahnik, director of Brand Partnerships and Resin Sale. “Our team worked diligently with experts to source and provide a statistically meaningful supply of certified ocean-diverted plastic so our customers can be part of the solution.”

CarbonLITE also owns PinnPACK Packaging, a sustainable food packaging company in Southern California, which allows it to introduce this grade of ocean diverted plastic in a vertically integrated enterprise.

“We are excited to lead this effort and be among the first thermoforming companies to offer food packaging from ocean-diverted plastic,” added Ira Maroofian, president of PinnPACK.

Since its founding, CarbonLITE, has been focused on closed-loop, bottle-to-bottle recycling. The company recycles over four billion beverage containers annually between its facilities in California and Texas, ensuring the circular life-cycle of beverage containers. A third plant is underway in Pennsylvania, which will increase CarbonLITE’s capacity to more than six billion bottles a year.

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